General and Primary Health Care

Main Clinic – General Clinic with focus on Primary Health Care and Acute Care

The Main Clinic is located at 25 Third Street is staffed by male and female Registered Aboriginal Health Practitioners (RAHPs), Registered Nurse and General Practitioners.  A Senior RAHP oversees its operation in the position of the Clinic Coordinator.  The Main Clinic is AGPAL accredited.

Main Clinic has a triage system in order to improve patient flow and to reduce the waiting time in which they will be allocated to a team within our triage system – Team1, Team 2 or the Appointments Doctor – to help improve the flow in regards to their health care.

The Triage RAHP/RN provides first point of contact for all clients that present to the clinic – they take their basic observations check then they start the health journey into the main clinic for their health care. This system operates on a walk in basis.

The Main clinical RAHP, RN and GP will make referral within Wurli to Wellbeing, AOD, Gudbinji and Strongbala programs or to external organisations as well.

What to see us for

The Main Clinic is the best place to come for any of the following (and more):

  • A well person’s check-up
  • Injury, wound or sore
  • Short term sickness and regular medication reviews when required
  • Screening and treating sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Immunisations
  • General primary health care, including health education

Where you can find us

We are located in the ground floor of the main clinic building at 25 Third Street

We have a reception area and a children’s playground where you can wait, and where you will find cold water and fruit

Seven consult rooms are available which are set up with appropriate medical equipment and has a fully equipped treatment room to be used for emergency care and wound dressings.

Main Clinic operating hours

Monday – 8.30am to 4pm
Tuesday – 8:30 am to 4pm
Wednesday – 8:30 to 11:30
Thursday – 8:30 am to 4pm
Friday – 8:30 am to 4pm

Ring 89 729 100 to speak to a receptionist or to arrange transport  to contact us during work hours

How to see us

Clients can ‘walk in’ at any time during operating hours, but if you prefer, the clinic also now operates an appointment system for current clients which can be organised through our Clinic Reception and Triage staff members.

Access to the clinic is improved by our transport service, which can collect clients from anywhere within 40 kilometres of Katherine.

You can phone 89 729 100 and ask for an appointment or to be picked up and brought in to see our health care staff.

We will send out reminder letters and messages to you and family when due for an appointment or other type of follow up care

Acute and General Primary Health Care team

The Main Clinic team is made up of dedicated RAHPs, RNs and Doctors who have a strong commitment to the improvement of Indigenous health.

This program is provided with the assistance of

Our Main Clinic services and activities are funded by the Australian Government through the Commonwealth Department of Health; and the NT Government through the NT Department of Health

Patient Services during a busy day at the main clinic
Patient Services during a busy day at the main clinic
Happy little Keegan Brown playing on the swings at the Main Clinic
Happy little Keegan Brown playing on the swings at the Main Clinic