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Derby Aboriginal Health Service

DAHS is committed to core principles including Aboriginal self-determination, access, equity, empowerment and reconciliation.



The Der­by Abo­rig­i­nal Health Ser­vice clin­ic is open five days per week, plus one evening clin­ic. Month­ly vis­its are made to the frail aged hos­tel. Year­ly pro­grams are offered for flu vac­ci­na­tions, and tra­choma and reti­nal screen­ing is also provided.

Allied health pro­grams include wom­en’s and child health, sex­u­al health, social and emo­tion­al well being, health edu­ca­tion, dia­betes, ante­na­tal, renal and youth advo­ca­cy and support.

Reg­u­lar doc­tor’s clin­ics are pro­vid­ed to Pan­danus Park and Jarl­madan­gah Buru com­mu­ni­ties and the part­ner­ship with RFDS and Jur­rugk Abo­rig­i­nal Health Ser­vice (JAHS) enables DAHS to ser­vice com­mu­ni­ties along the Gibb Riv­er Road.

DAHS also works col­lab­o­ra­tive­ly with the Kim­ber­ley Abo­rig­i­nal Health Ser­vice Coun­cil (KAM­SC) School of Health Stud­ies to recruit suit­able stu­dents to under­take stud­ies in Abo­rig­i­nal pri­ma­ry health care work which leads to employ­ment as an Abo­rig­i­nal Health Work­er. DAHS has two rep­re­sen­ta­tives that sit on the KAMS Coun­cil and is an affil­i­ate of both the West Aus­tralian Abo­rig­i­nal Com­mu­ni­ty Con­trolled Health Organ­i­sa­tion (WAA­CHO) and Nation­al Abo­rig­i­nal Com­mu­ni­ty Con­trolled Health Organ­i­sa­tion (NAC­CHO).