Health Service

25 Third St

PO Box 896
Katherine NT 0851

Phone: (08) 8972 9100

Phone: (08) 8972 9123

AGPAL / ISO accredited

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Child and Maternal / Women’s Health

Our Child and Maternal / Women’s Health Program is funded by the Federal Government through the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health as part of the ‘Healthy for Life’ initiative, and the Northern Territory Government through the Department of Health.

Child and Maternal Program WurliThe Program is staffed by a Registered Nurse (Midwife) and three Aboriginal Health Workers.

The Program has a strong focus on the preventative aspects of health, including childhood immunisations, growth assessments, and child health checks. Health promotion and education emphasise the dangers associated with substance misuse during pregnancy, and the importance of the role of nutrition in early childhood development.

Ante-natal and baby clinics operate regularly, and these are attended by one of our General Practitioners.

Wurli-Wurlinjang ProgramsMore generally, visiting Paediatricians and Gynaecologists conduct specialist clinics about four times a year, and the Program is active in the use of PAP screening as an effective means of detecting early cervical changes, and places great importance on the availability and use of female contraception.

Ultimately, our aim is to have healthy women and children. More specifically, we want babies to be born within a healthy birth-weight range, as we believe this will assist in securing their future health and well being, and will give individuals the best opportunity to reach their full potential.