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Well Persons Health Check Day

North Coast Aboriginal Corporation for Community Health (NCACCH) has traditionally held the Well Persons Health Check Day (WPHCD) event in May of each year, with the location alternating bi-annually between the Sunshine Coast and Gympie. However, with the opening of our Aboriginal Medical Service (AMS) we are changing the way the WPHCD will look in Gympie moving forward.

The day will still have all the same great activities, entertainment and interactive information stalls that community, partners and stakeholders enjoy. However, as Covid-19 continues to impact our community, and with the opening of the AMS, we have made the decision to stop holding the basic health check stations. This is for the Gympie WPHCD event only. 

What does this mean for health checks?
Instead of doing the basic health checks at the WPHCD, we are encouraging the Gympie and surrounding areas to attend the Gympie AMS to get your 715 health check completed. This means community will be able to get a comprehensive Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health check assessment with the AMS team and proceed to have continuity of care for any follow up appointments needed. If you are wanting to know more, or would like to register with the AMS, our helpful team can assist you with this on the day.

Please Note: Sunshine Coast clients will not be able to register and attend the NCACCH Gympie AMS for their 715 health check. They are encouraged to attend their normal Doctor on the Sunshine Coast.

Will there be a promo item available on the day?
Yes, there will still be a promotional items and survey draws as per usual. However, instead of doing the health check stations, community will be need to complete activities, surveys and/or questions at the prevention and intervention stalls i.e. Tackling Indigenous Smoking, Nutrition, Exercise Physiologist, Chronic Disease Management etc. There will also be plenty of other community engagement and involvement at various other workshops and stalls.

Can Sunshine Coast clients attend the Gympie WPHCD?
Yes, there will be transport available for NCACCH clients wanting to attend the day.
The Board and staff of NCACCH thank you all for your continued support and thank you for your understanding in the changes to the Gympie WPHCD. We believe these changes will allow our community to improve interaction with the information stalls, entertainment, and other community members. In addition, by attending the AMS to have your 715 health check, you will have the benefit of being cared for by the wonderful team at your local AMS.
Keep up to date with NCACCHs WPHCD events and other great community activities by following our Facebook page and linking in with our website.

Official Communique – 9 March 2022 – NCACCH Well Person’s Health Check Day Update – March 2022

The WPHCD community event is still in partnership and sponsored by Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service (SCHHS) and Central Queensland, Wide Bay and Sunshine Coast PHN.

 

 

NCACCH Birtinya office & Gympie AMS

Birtinya : 8/8 Innovation Parkway Q 4575 | Gympie: 31 Excelsior Road Q 4570 (07 5329 5872)

Phone: 07 5346 9800 | Fax: Birtinya: 07 5346 9899 | Gympie: 07 5329 5873