Winnunga Nimmityjah Health Services means Strong Health
Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service (AHS) is an Aboriginal community controlled primary health care service operated by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community of the ACT. In Wiradjuri language, Winnunga Nimmityjah means Strong Health. The service logo is the Corroboree Frog which is significant to Aboriginal people in the ACT.
Our aim is to provide a culturally safe, holistic health care service for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of the ACT and surrounding regions. The holistic health care provided by Winnunga Nimmityjah AHS includes not only medical care, but a range of programs to promote good health and healthy lifestyles. We offer the folllowing services:
- GP and nursing
- Health checks
- Men's health
- Women's health
- Child health
- Hearing health
- Dietician (nutrition)
- Diabetes clinic
- Drug and alcohol services
- Quit smoking services
- Needle syringe program
All our services are free of charge.
Winnunga is a national leader in accreditation. Winnunga was one of the first Aboriginal community controlled health services to achieve dual accreditation under RACGP and QIC standards. Winnunga has been at the forefront of setting a national agenda for quality improvement in Aboriginal community controlled health and continues to advocate locally and nationally for best practice standards in all operational and governance areas of all Aborginal health services.
* Winnunga is currently trialling an after-hours clinic service through extension of clinic hours on:
Tuesdays from 5pm-8pm and
Thursdays from 5pm-8pm.
A drop-in service as well as booked appointments will be available. The drop-in service will cease at 7.30pm. If you would like further information, or to book an appointment, please contact Winnunga on (02) 6284 6222.