Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in Humpty Doo and the surrounding region are now able to attend a Danila Dilba clinic in their local area.
Officially opening its doors on Monday, 6 July, the new Danila Dilba Humpty Doo clinic will join another eight Danila Dilba clinics operating across the Yilli Rreung (greater Darwin) region of the Northern Territory.
Danila Dilba Chief Executive Officer, Olga Havnen, said the Humpty Doo clinic will deliver comprehensive primary health care services at the new purpose-built clinic.
“Easy access to primary health care services is critical to improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and preventing development of serious health conditions,” Ms Havnen said.
“Danila Dilba aims to provide a one-stop, holistic primary health care service close to where people live.
“Currently 1,300 people from Humpty Doo and surrounding areas travel to the Palmerston Danila Dilba clinic for their health care needs.
“This new service means the local community now has a Danila Dilba clinic within easy reach.”
Ms Havnen said the clinic will offer a culturally sensitive and safe place for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to see their GP and access a range of other specialist and allied health services, and social and emotional wellbeing support.
“Many of our community members do not feel comfortable accessing mainstream services and may avoid accessing health care altogether,” she said.
“Danila Dilba clinics aren’t like your regular GP clinic. We aim to know our clients and their health. By offering a full range of health care services in one place we can empower our clients to improve their health and quality of life.”
The new Danila Dilba Humpty Doo Clinic is located at 3 Skewes Street (next to the Post Office). Opening hours are from 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.