Mallee District Aboriginal Services Health Clinics are culturally safe and focused on providing services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their families. Our teams include:
  • General Practitioners
  • Aboriginal Health Workers
  • Registered and Enrolled Nurses
  • Midwives
  • Maternal and Child Health Nurse
We offer a range of clinical health services, including Aboriginal health checks (for men, women and children) and referrals to appropriate specialist and allied health services. Our GPs are well trained, meeting the requirements of the Royal Australian College of General Practice. They work within the Medical Board of Australia's Code of Conduct. All our GPs are credentialed and are either vocationally registered or have Fellowship with the RACGP or FRACGP and participate in mandatory ongoing education programs.
In addition to our clinical services, MDAS provides clients with access to visiting specialists and allied health services. These include:
  • Psychiatrist
  • Nephrologist
  • Drug and Alcohol Worker
  • Psychologist
  • Podiatrist
  • Cardiologist
  • Pediatrician
  • Physiotherapist
  • Audiologist
  • Optometrist
Our Social and Emotional Well-being team also offers counseling and support to clients and their families.
At MDAS, we are committed to supporting your life-long health. We offer preventative health care that focuses on reducing your risk of health issues in the future. Our specialist program staff can help you manage your preventative health care whilst also supporting chronic disease management programs in the following areas:
  • Chronic Disease
  • Ear Health
  • Eye Health
  • Health Promotion
  • Diabetes Education
  • Asthma Education
  • Outreach Worker
  • Children’s Health
  • Drug & Alcohol Worker
  • Men’s Group
  • Physiotherapist
A yearly health assessment (715) is recommended for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in every age group. A health check involves a general review of your health, such as physical, psychological and social well-being. The check also recommends preventative health care, education and other assistance you might need to improve your health and well-being. Health checks ensure any issues or concerns can be detected and diagnosed as early as possible and that early intervention care can be put in place. All of our health checks and services are performed by trained staff in a respectful and culturally appropriate manner. Our clinics are committed to preventative care and we may issue you with reminder notices or practice information via SMS. Make sure you ask about our 715 Incentive Program when you make your next appointment. Please advise the staff if you do not wish to participate in this program.
Aboriginal people continue to experience poorer health and shorter life expectancy than non-Aboriginal people, partly because of higher rates of chronic disease such as diabetes, heart and lung disease. A chronic condition is one that has been or is likely to be present for six months or longer. It includes, but is not limited to asthma, cancer, cardiovascular illness, diabetes mellitus, musculoskeletal conditions and stroke. We deliver services that support people with chronic disease, including management plans and preventative programs. Eligible clients can receive 'no gap' services at our clinics, with no out-of-pocket expenses. They can be referred to MDAS chronic disease programs through our clinics, or by any General Practitioner.
People with certain chronic diseases can access the Care Coordination and Supplementary Services Program. This information is provided for the assistance of health professionals in referring appropriate clients to CCSS. To access the program clients will have had one of the following chronic diseases for six months or longer:
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Respiratory Disease
  • Chronic Renal Disease
  • Diabetes
The program aims to improve the client's management of their chronic disease, health and well-being through better access to coordinated, multi-disciplinary care and services. Care coordinators will work collaboratively with clients and mainstream services to ensure the provision of culturally appropriate care and support to optimize health outcomes. The program is available to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in the Mildura, Swan Hill, Kerang and Robinvale areas, regardless of which GP or health service they use. Clients will need to be referred by their GP using the Care Coordinator and Supplementary Services referral form along with their GP Management Plan or Team Care Arrangement in place. As part of the program clients can access Supplementary Services Funding to assist them in accessing follow up specialist and allied health services and or medical aids and equipment required to manage their chronic disease. Supplementary Services Funds are restricted and can take up to 5 days to be approved by Murray Primary Health Network. MDAS is unable to provide immediate financial or transport assistance, you will need to seek other funding options such as [Victorian Patient Transport Assistance Scheme (VPTAS)](
Our services include:
  • General Practitioner
  • Practice Nurse
  • General Nursing
  • Wound management
  • Blood Collection
  • Immunisations
  • Aboriginal Health Workers
  • Aboriginal Health checks all ages (Deadly Choices program)
  • Midwife
  • Working Together For Health
  • Transport to Medical and Specialist appointments
Visiting Allied Health Services: - Physiotherapy - Optometry For further information and appointments call 5412 6004 or visit us at 9 Nolan Street, Kerang.
Our services include:
  • General Practitioner
  • Practice Nurse
  • General Nursing
  • Wound Management
  • Blood Collection
  • Immunisations
  • Retinal camera and grading (eye health)
  • Chronic Care Supplementary Services
  • Integrated Team Care Coordinator (GPMP)
  • Integrated Team Care Outreach worker (ATSI program)
  • Health Outreach Services
  • Aboriginal Health workers
  • Aboriginal Health checks all ages
  • Midwife
  • Maternal Child Health Nurse
  • Specialist Telehealth Services
  • Psychiatry and Pain management clinic
  • Health Promotions
Visiting Specialist and Allied Health Services:
  • Physiotherapy – fortnightly
  • Optometry
  • Podiatry – monthly
  • Dietetics – monthly
  • Nutritionist – monthly
  • Audiology
  • Speech Therapy
  • Specialist Pediatrics
For further information and appointments call 5032 8600 or visit us at 70 Nyah Road, Swan Hill.