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COVID-19 Updates

With recent positive Covid cases within the community we remind you to be vigilant with self-care.

  • Maintain social distancing.
  • Practice hand sanitising.
  • Wear masks if you are unwell or concerned.
  • Stay home if you have respiratory symptoms.

We encourage clients to wear a mask or have phone consults, particularly if they display symptoms.
Supplies of masks, sanitisers and rat tests will be available at the front entrance of the Clinic.

Thanks and stay safe,

Covid 19 and Public Health Newsletter 22.12.2022

Changes to household or close contact rules - 26/04/2022

Walgett community COVID-19 scare prompts team effort in vaccine uptake

ABC News - Remote Aboriginal Medical Services mobilise rapid testing drives as COVID spreads west

Discussion Exercise Video - COVID-19 in a Regional Aboriginal Community

COVID-19 Weekly Update - 12th June 2020

Important COVID-19 Notice

pdf icon Travel Restrictions Fact Sheet

The Aboriginal Health Television network (AHTV) has been inundated with questions regarding COVID-19. To help answer them and fulfil our goal which is to assist you in increasing the health knowledge of your communities, we have produced 25 videos about COVID-19 to play on AHTV screens. These videos address the most frequently asked questions and are presented by Dr Norman Swan.

Because you are currently a part of the AHTV network you will have access to the AHTV Coronavirus Resource Centre. We’ve uploaded the 25 videos to there so that staff and patients can access them online. If you, your staff or family members have any questions which aren’t covered please send them directly to me and Dr Swan will try to answer them. We are filming these updates weekly.

Below is a link to the website should you wish to access more information:

Aboriginal Health TV - Coronavirus

We also recommend you listen to the ABC’s “Coronacast” podcast hosted by Norman. This podcast breaks down the latest news and research to help you understand how the world is living through a pandemic:


Stay safe my people, look out for one another especially our elders!

How to Explain Coronavirus to Kids

pdf icon Explaining Coronavirus to Kids

mov icon Wash your hands - Video 1

mov icon Wash your hands - Video 2

Frequently Asked Questions

pdf icon Frequently Asked Questions - IAHP & COVID-19

WAMS is a non-profit organisation which relies on public support from individuals, community groups, corporations, trusts and foundations as well as government funding to continue to improve the health and well-being of our clients and the community.

In 1986 we opened our doors to the Walgett community. The Board of Directors moved a resolution to treat ALL people, and that has been the case since. Currently, 40% of our clients are non-Aboriginal.

WAMS is the first Aboriginal Medical Service in NSW to be accredited (1998) with the (national) Quality Improvement Council (QIC) / (state) Quality Management Service (QMS) for organisational operations. WAMS is also accredited for its General Practice facilities with General Practice Accreditation (GPA) Plus.

In 2013, WAMS underwent its fifth cycle of accreditation with both agencies.

In 2014 WAMS was one of the first Aboriginal Medical Services in New South Wales to achieve Dental Practice Accreditation through the Quality Innovation Performance (QIP) group.

pdf icon NSW Aboriginal Health Partnership Agreement 2015 - 2025

pdf icon WAMS Patient Information Sheet

pdf icon WAMS Privacy Statement

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