Midwest population health services

The Midwest Population Health team provides a range of community-based health services across the Midwest region.

Population Health includes Community Health, Allied Health and Public Health clinicians, who operate in multi-disciplinary teams throughout the region.

Allied Health

Geraldton:

Phone: (08) 9956 2204
Email: AlliedHealthReception.WACHS-Midwest@health.wa.gov.au
Location: 51-85 Shenton Street Geraldton WA 6530

Carnarvon:

Phone: (08) 9941 0500
Email: GascoyneAlliedHealthReception.WACHS-Midwest@health.wa.gov.au
Location: Carnarvon Hospital Outpatient Building, Francis Street, Carnarvon WA 6701

Allied Health services are provided throughout the Geraldton, Midwest, Murchison and Gascoyne Districts with a focus on prevention and early intervention, working on keeping people well, improving the health of the community and helping individuals who need treatment and care.

The Midwest Allied Health team consists of:

  • Dietitians
  • Occupational therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Speech pathologists
  • Social workers
  • Podiatrists
  • Audiology
  • Clinical psychology
  • Allied health assistants

What services do we provide?

  • Education and practical information for individuals, families, other agencies and community groups (on topics such as diabetes, exercise, nutrition and children’s development.
  • Child development services - Team-based assessments and therapy services for children with developmental delay and/or disorders.
  • Therapy and clinical services for hospital inpatients and outpatients in the hospitals in the Midwest, Murchison and Gascoyne, as well as for community individuals and groups.

The Midwest Public Health team aims to reduce disparities in health status between social groups and empower individuals and communities to create healthy environments through the use of evidence-based strategies, best practice and quality improvement approaches, and effective governance and accountability mechanisms.

The Public Health team focuses on health promotion and disease control activities which cover the whole of the Midwest Region.

Community Health

Geraldton:

Phone: (08) 9956 1980
Location: 51-85 Shenton Street, Geraldton WA 6530

Carnarvon:

Phone: (08) 9941 0500
Location: Carnarvon Outpatient Centre, Cleaver Street, Carnarvon WA 6701

Community Health services promote healthy outcomes for infants, young children and their families through a comprehensive approach in collaboration with parents/carers. Community Health nurses complete health checks and assessments of children’s physical, developmental, social and emotional needs and enable access to timely and appropriate interventions and supports.

Groups at risk of poorer health outcomes are of particular focus. Universal services include developmental assessments from birth to school entry at the key ages of 0-14 days, 8 weeks, 4 months, 12 months, 2 years and starting school. Included in the schedule is:

  • physical and developmental assessments which review child health, development and behaviour
  • psychosocial assessments including community and family networks and supports
  • information regarding parenting and development of parenting groups
  • maternal health and wellbeing including assessment for post-natal depression
  • child safety including safe sleeping
  • immunisation
  • breastfeeding and nutrition

Public Health

Geraldton:

Phone: (08) 9956 1985
Location: Community Health Centre, 51-85 Shenton Street, Geraldton WA 6530

Carnarvon:

Phone: (08) 9941 0500
Location: Carnarvon Outpatient Centre, Cleaver Street, Carnarvon WA 6701

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