Health Centre

The Anyinginyi Health Cen­tre is often the first point of con­tact for our clients. 

The pur­­pose-built Health Cen­tre hosts:

  • a gen­er­al prac­tice clinic
  • men’s clin­ic
  • den­tal services
  • spe­cial­ist and allied health clin­ics including:
    • occu­pa­tion­al therapy
    • podi­a­try
    • hear­ing
    • car­diac care
    • speech ther­a­py
    • exer­cise physiologist
    • eye health

More broad­ly, our Health Ser­vices team also works in with oth­er sec­tions of the organ­i­sa­tion and refer­rals are made inter­nal­ly to ensure the best pos­si­ble care is pro­vid­ed with­in Anyinginyi Health. We work close­ly with our Stronger Fam­i­lies and our Sports and Recre­ation teams, who also con­tribute to our clients’ well­be­ing. Refer­rals to exter­nal organ­i­sa­tions are also includ­ed in client and fam­i­ly care as necessary.

Since open­ing in 2010 our health cen­tre has expe­ri­enced a dou­bling of client numbers.

Den­tal

Anyinginyi Health under­stands the impor­tance of oral health and the effects on the whole of body. We ensure that our den­tal team is ful­ly func­tion­al with our Den­tist and Den­tal Assis­tant work­ing togeth­er to ensure the best pos­si­ble care is pro­vid­ed to our Abo­rig­i­nal clients.

The Den­tal Ser­vices team works in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Health Cen­tre for the pre­ven­tion and treat­ment of all oral health prob­lems. The den­tal team is also part of the chron­ic dis­ease man­age­ment team, specif­i­cal­ly work­ing in the pre­ven­tion and man­age­ment of Chron­ic Dis­ease such as Tooth Decay and Rheumat­ic Heart Disease. 

Good oral health con­tributes to gen­er­al well­be­ing by pre­vent­ing the onset of many dis­eases. If not pre­vent­ed or treat­ed ear­ly, these dis­eases could become seri­ous conditions.

Giv­en Ten­nant Creek is a small town, Anyinginyi Health at times will extend its ser­vices to oth­er clients on an emer­gency basis only. The Ten­nant Creek Hos­pi­tal has a reg­u­lar vis­it­ing Den­tist, how­ev­er, Anyinginyi Health may see some emer­gency clients on refer­ral, at times when the vis­it­ing hos­pi­tal Den­tist is not in town.

Men’s health

Fol­low­ing localised cul­tur­al pro­to­col Anyinginyi Health boasts a pur­pose built Men’s clin­ic. We are among one of the few Abo­rig­i­nal Con­trolled organ­i­sa­tions across the North­ern Ter­ri­to­ry to have a sep­a­rate clin­ic specif­i­cal­ly for Men’s Health. The clin­ic is staffed and man­aged by senior Abo­rig­i­nal Health Prac­ti­tion­ers who are sup­port­ed by male Gen­er­al Prac­ti­tion­ers and on occa­sions Reg­is­tered Nurses.

Anyinginyi takes the lead in ensur­ing that it con­tin­u­al­ly pro­vides a safe and secure space for Wumpurrarni men to access pri­ma­ry health care ser­vices in a cul­tur­al­ly appro­pri­ate environment.

The oper­a­tions of the Clin­ic are guid­ed by the cul­tur­al pro­to­cols devel­oped by Tra­di­tion­al Own­ers and the Elders from the Com­mu­ni­ty aimed at ensur­ing respect for Waru­mungu Coun­try and the organisation. 

The pro­to­cols pave the way for improv­ing work­ing rela­tions between all staff, Wumpurrarni men, young and old per­sons. These pro­to­cols also under­pin a frame­work for treat­ment and care of Wumpurrarni men who are known as the least like­ly to use health ser­vices and who have the worst health out­comes of any group in Australia.

Anyinginyi Health recog­nis­es the impor­tance of work­ing in a cul­tur­al­ly respon­sive man­ner in its own duty of care to its Abo­rig­i­nal com­mu­ni­ty, par­tic­u­lar­ly Abo­rig­i­nal men.


Open­ing hours 

Mon­day – Wednesday

8:30am – 11:30am

1:00pm – 4:00pm

Thurs­day

8:30am – 11:30am

CLOSED for the after­noon (for train­ing and pro­fes­sion­al development) 

Fri­day

8:30am – 11:30am

1:00pm – 4:00pm

Sat­ur­day & Sun­day — Closed


The Health Cen­tre is locat­ed at

71 Schmidt St

Ten­nant Creek, NT 0860

Tel: (08) 8962 2385

For all emer­gen­cies call triple zero (000)

For after-hours non-emer­­gency care, call an Ambu­lance on 8962 1900, or the Ten­nant Creek Hos­pi­tal on 8962 4399 or you can vis­it them in Schmidt Street.