CFC & Medical Centre

The Children and Family Centre is not just a daycare centre. Children (from before they are born up to eight years old) and their families receive important health services, early childhood education, and family support from the Children and Family Centre. The Centre offers the Palm Island community access to a wide array of antenatal, postnatal, and parenting support services under the one roof. Services include General Practitioners, Aboriginal health workers, child educators and family support workers. Broader Centre programs include early childhood education and care, parenting and family support services, and child and maternal health services, which will help to build capacity in the community through the provision of specialist support services and advice and give young Palm Islanders the best start to life.

The Medical Centre, located in the same building, is open to Palm Islanders of all ages. It offers general practice and several specialist medical services, such as for eye health and diabetes. It also gives patients access and referrals to related medical services and agencies if needed, including those on the mainland. An after-hours clinic is offered on some evenings.

For more information, call 1800 725 647 or 4791 4031.

Stepped Care Service

The Stepped Care Service provides social and emotional wellbeing pathways and services to members of the community who have moderate mental health concerns. These pathways and services are tailored to the unique needs and wants of Palm Island. Some of its services and programs are delivered by the Mental Health Team. 

The Mental Health Team is new in 2019. The Team is a central coordinating service for the range of mental health needs of all Palm Islanders. The Team works directly with its clients and across the range of services offered by PICC to ensure that Palm Islanders’ mental health is comprehensively managed. The Team can also refer clients to other services not provided by PICC.

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