Mallee District Aboriginal Services Medical Clinic in Mildura, Swan Hill and Kerang provide a full range of medical, specialist and allied health services delivered in a culturally-appropriate and respectful way.
The staff at our sites include General Practitioners, Aboriginal Health Workers, nurses, a midwife and maternal and child health workers. There are also professionals in healthy lifestyles, mental health, drug and alcohol support and counselling and preventative healthcare.
MDAS is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people, but also providing the leadership and co-operative spirit to break down barriers between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.
Our Swan Hill MDAS Clinic services include:
- General Practitioner
- Practice Nurse – general nursing, wound management, blood collection, immunisations, Retinal camera and grading (eye health)
- Chronic Care Supplementary Services – Integrated Team Care Coordinator (GPMP)
- Integrated Team Care Outreach worker (ATSI program)
- Health Outreach Services – support to appointments
- Aboriginal Health workers – Aboriginal Health checks all ages
- Maternal Child Health Nurse
- Specialist Telehealth Services – Psychiatry and Pain management clinic
- Health Promotions
Visiting Specialist and Allied Health Services include:
- Physiotherapy – fortnightly
- Podiatry – monthly
- Dietetics – monthly
- Nutritionist – monthly
- Speech Therapy
- Specialist Paediatrics
The traditional custodians of Mallee country are the Latji Latji, Paakantji (Barkindji), Ngiyampaa, Mutthi Mutthi, Wemba Wemba, Tati Tati and Barapa Barapa.
The local region of northern Victoria and southern New South Wales is recognised internationally for the number and significance of human fossils and artifacts and are considered to be among Australia’s richest and most important cultural heritage areas.
The understanding of Australia’s Indigenous history was revolutionised by the discovery in the 1960s of ancient human remains at Lake Mungo, in the Willandra Lakes World Heritage Area of Southern New South Wales.
Koori history in northern Victoria and southern New South Wales is particularly significant because the river resources and local quarries allowed relative permanency among the local groups. The area’s original residents developed specialised tools and traditions and customs specific to the area.
MDAS is proud of our cultural heritage, and operates Cultural Training Programs, to break down barriers and build understanding of local heritage and traditions.
Click here to find out more about MDAS Cultural Awareness Training Programs.