Population Health Services

Aboriginal health

The Great Southern Aboriginal Health team provides free health care services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients at clinics located in Albany and Katanning. We work with Aboriginal people at home, in community, health services and clinics and provide the following services:

  • Child and family health, including antenatal care
  • Chronic disease management for diabetes and asthma
  • Disease control including immunisations and sexual health
  • Ear health and hearing support
  • Hospital and prison liaison service
  • Social and emotional wellbeing and mental health support



Community child and school health services

Community child and school health services promote improved health outcomes for all children and their families across the region to address child health, school and youth health, immunisation, and health promotion.

These services are provided in child health clinics, schools, families homes and immunisation clinics across the region.

For more information, see our Healthy Country Kids program.



Public health and health promotion

The Great Southern public health team coordinates and manages communicable disease prevention and control, sexual health and blood borne virus, regional immunisation coordination support for infection control program. We facilitate and support general practitioners, hospitals, community health teams, local government, and other agencies in delivering public health services.

Our health promotion officers are based in Albany and Katanning and support the activities of other teams within the Great Southern, working with government and non-government agencies and communities to support people and groups to improve their health. Health promotion officers provide several interventions, including resources, education, and training to individuals, groups, internal staff, and external agencies.

Last Updated: 23/05/2024