Bawrunga Aboriginal Medical Services (BAMS) offers local communities the only autonomous Aboriginal Medical Service in Australia which incorporates a full-time, Bulk billing Medical centre.
BAMS’ five clinics operate on a “community-cooperative” model with Aboriginal Board of Directors and a full time CEO managing the day-to-day operations and paid staff and other volunteers assisting in the reception of the Medical Service side of the area.
BAMS’ programs and services include:
- Primary Health Preventative Services
- Chronic Care Plans
- Aboriginal Child Health Checks
- Women’s Health
- Men’s Health
- Diabetic program and health promotion
- Domestic violence
- Skin Care Services
- Pharmaceutical Assistance Program
Providing clinical services to over 15,000 patients, Bawrunga is a fully integrated medical service, with six (6) full-time doctors and two (2) part-time doctors, as well as 28 staff and volunteers. Bawrunga is continuing in the retention for future doctors to work in our Organisation.
Bawrunga is proud to announce that after many years of working towards securing our own infrastructure we were able to purchase premises at 1 Marshall Way Nambucca Heads in 2008. This is a major achievement for an Aboriginal Organisation, due to the fact that no Government funding was given to Bawrunga to assist in the establishment of the Medical Services.
For further details about the medical services offered by BAMS, visit the Our Work page.