Bawrunga Aboriginal Medical Services (BAMS) offers local communities the only autonomous Aboriginal Medical Service in Australia which incorporates full-time, Bulk billing Medical services in the communities in which we operate.
We endeavour to strengthen connections between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in the community, and forge new alliances to address the challenges inherent within these culturally diverse communities, closing the gap in Indigenous Health.
We are committed to closing the life-expectancy gap between Indigenous and other Australians as Indigenous people are still dying 10 to 17 years younger than other Australians.
BAMS’ six clinics operate with an Aboriginal Board of Directors and a full time CEO managing the day-to-day operations.
BAMS strives to provide permanent employment opportunities to Indigenous and non-Indigenous people within Bawrunga’s service areas, through efficient financial practices. BAMS currently employs 28 administrative / clinical staff and 9 General Practitioners.
A number of BAMS’ programs and services include:
- Primary health preventative programs
- Chronic Care plans
- Aboriginal Health Checks
- School programs
- Diabetic program and health promotion
- Domestic violence program
- Women’s Health
- Men’s Health
- Pharmaceutical assistance program
- Transport assistance program
- Immunisation program