AMS Redfern offers a range of medical services for eligible Aboriginal patients
including a general medical clinic staffed with General Practitioners (GP’s),
nursing staff and Aboriginal Health Workers, medical specialist services (for
existing patients), allied health, mental health, drug and alcohol, public health
and a dental clinic.
We are a BULK BILLING service. All patients must ensure they have a valid Medicare card with them at every visit.All patients must first register through administration prior to accessing health services. Verification of Aboriginality is required before new patient registration can be finalised.
Our medical clinic is a walk-in service and offers a full range of health services including GP Consultations. No appointment is necessary to access this clinic. You can expect to be triaged by a nurse or Aboriginal Health Worker each time you visit the clinic to ensure your visit is correctly prioritised. Please advise our staff if your matter is urgent or you are experiencing chest pains. Our service adheres to strict patient privacy laws as per the Australian Privacy Principles and this extends to patient information, business and other information. Our confidentiality policy can be accessed here.Available medical services include:
- Child / maternity health / obstetrics
- Internal medicine
- Community medicine
- Mens health
- Chronic disease
- Mental health
- Family medicine
- Sexual health
- Geriatric healthcare
- Womens health
- Indigenous health
- Drug & Alcohol
- Ear, Nose & Throat / Audiology
- Optometry / Opthalmology/
AMS Redfern offers a range of specialist clinics onsite for eligible Aboriginal patients. These are accessible via a referral from your GP in the AMS Redfern Medical Clinic. Appointments are necessary to visit our specialist providers.
- Allied Health
We offer a range of Allied Health services including physiotherapy, podiatry, exercise physiology and optometry. Access to these services is by appointment and referral from your GP in the AMS Medical Clinic.
We have a full service dental clinic on site at AMS Redfern to meet your dental health needs. The service is available to registered patients of the service who have undertaken a health assessment by a GP at the Medical Clinic within the past 12 months.
Note: Our dental clinic is currently under refurbishment and has been temporarily relocated to Sydney Dental Hospital, Level 6, 2 Chalmers Street, Surry Hills. Bookings are available via appointment only. Phone (02) 9293 3333 for an appointment or to access emergency dental treatment.CONTACT
The clinic offers the following services:
- All dental procedures
- Dental check ups, Dentures Crowns & Bridges, Oral Hygiene Education, Mouth guards.
- Braces, full band ups, orthodontic adjustments, orthodontic retainers
- Dental Therapist Clinics
- Pre-school clinics, Public school clinics
AMS Redfern drug and alcohol unit offers a range of service onsite to Aboriginal patients wanting assistance with a range of mental health and drug and alcohol issues including:
- Detoxification and rehabilitation
- Drug treatment programs, counselling for alcohol and/or drug-related issues
- Education and community awareness programs./li>
- Health promotion
Access to these services is available by referral from an AMS GP.CONTACT
Our social and emotional wellbeing program is staffed by professionals who aim to support and promote the social, emotional, spiritual and cultural wellbeing of Aboriginal people and community. We have trained psychologists, psychiatrists and social workers available to support patients and their families. Access is via appointment only and GP referral.
- Assistance with funeral arrangements
- Assistance with Legal Aid
- Assistance with Centrelink, forms, support
- Assistance and referrals for homeless
- Assistance dealing with Government organisations
- Court support
- Counselling and support
- Domestic Violence support
- Health promotion and advocacy
- Liaise with probation and parole and prisoners
- Liaise with Department Housing regarding clients
- Personal women’s business
A range of programs are co-ordinated by our Public Health Unit. The primary aim of this unit is to provide healthy lifestyle education and programs and to connect our Community.
- Aged Care Services
Elders luncheons and excursions, transport and respite services, arts and crafts, Aqua aerobics program (women only), co-ordination of and support for attendance at community events such as the Eora Elders Olympics.
- Support Services
Quit smoking promotion, domestic violence counselling and support, sexual assault counselling and support.
- Public Health Programs
Mens health and fitness programs, community events and engagement, Aqua aerobics program (women only), youth support programs, health promotion and support programs run throughout the year. Our Public Health Unit runs multiple programs throughout the year. These programs aim to benefit all ages. We design specific programs and events throughout the year for community participation. All program participants are required to complete a Health Assessment (715) prior to attending. To find out more, speak to an AMS staff member.