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Providing culturally appropriate health services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families living in or visiting Adelaide
Watto Purrunna Aboriginal Primary Health Care Service provides a free comprehensive program of culturally sensitive services across Adelaide’s northern and central regions. ‘Watto Purrunna’ is a Kaurna term meaning ‘the branch of life’.
It has four sites that work closely to ensure seamless care for patients and families:
Clinics are run by Aboriginal Health Practitioners and Aboriginal Clinical Health Workers in partnership with doctors, registered nurses, allied health professionals, wellbeing workers and visiting specialists. There is a strong emphasis on the early detection and prevention of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and some cancers. The service provides a hub for the sharing of up to date information on health and social issues.
Across the four sites, services include:
Kanggawodli also provides short-term accommodation for Aboriginal people over the age of 18 who live more than 100km from Adelaide and who are visiting Adelaide for specialist health services.
To find out more about Watto Purrunna or to make an appointment, phone (08) 8182 9206. For clinical care when the clinics are closed, please phone after-hours medical care on (08) 8130 3458 to arrange an after-hours home visit.