SPECIALIST SERVICES

General Information

The WAMS Program Team provide primary health care and opportunistic health screening to towns within the Walgett Shire and other remote locations. One of the main focuses of the Program Team is to provide health promotion activities which are conducted in the community to increase awareness on various health issues and identify those who may need support with their chronic conditions.

WAMS is fortunate to have a number of visiting specialist and allied health services under Rural Doctors Network (RDN) funding which provides visiting services which are free to the clients of Walgett Aboriginal Medical Services. Services may come from Dubbo or Sydney on a regular basis. Scheduled days and appointments are coordinated by the chronic disease receptionist. All clients require a current referral for Specialist services and require a Care Plan (GPMP/TCA) for allied health services.

Specialist Services

WAMS has a range of specialist services available that visit on either a weekly, fortnightly, monthly or bi monthly basis.

These Services include:

Chronic Disease Building

WEEKLY

  • Dietician

FORTNIGHTLY

  • Psychologist - Will Grech
  • Podiatrist - Luke Buchtmann and Sunaina Prasad plus outreach to Pilliga, Collarenebri, Brewarrina, Goodooga and Grawin
  • Endocrinologist Dr Kamala Guttikonda and Diabetes Educator Zoe Rose
  • Family Planning Dubbo – plus outreach to Brewarrina
  • Hearing Australia - and the HAPEE program
  • Speech Therapist – Bethany Eden - 3 days per fortnight
  • Optometrist - Brien Holden Vision – Walgett

New Development

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation – Annie Deane (every Friday morning)

MONTHLY

Chronic Disease Building

  • Cardiologist - Dr Kanishka Kalamadasa
  • Optometrist – Brien Holden Vision - Collarenebri, Goodooga, Pilliga, Narrabri and Wee Waa
  • Dermatologist - Dr Cooke and Dr Adam Harris
  • Paediatrician – Dr Gina Mariano
  • Occupational Therapist – Samantha Unwin (4 days per month)
  • Physiotherapy – Rob Martinez (3 days per month)

Clinic

37 Pitt Street

Chronic Disease

29 Wee Waa St

Administration

33 Wee Waa St

Chronic Disease

29 Wee Waa St