Aboriginal Outreach Work

Outreach Workers are a component of the Integrated Team Care (ITC) program to encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to access health services and help to ensure that services are culturally competent. They have strong links to the community they work in.

The Aboriginal Outreach Worker provides non-clinical services including the following:

  • Information and resources about locally available health services
  • Referrals to culturally appropriate health care providers and services
  • Information and assistance with travel options to and from health appointments
  • Support when attending health appointments, including; GPs, specialists, allied health providers and diagnostic tests
  • Assistance with effective communication between yourself and the health care provider
  • Information about local community services and activities

From 1 April 2017, outreach services will be provided by South Eastern Sydney Local Health District and Sydney Local Health District.

All services by the Aboriginal Outreach Worker are STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL and FREE.

If you are a GP with an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander patient who could benefit from any of the above assistance please complete the   pdf Closing the Gap Referral Form (177 KB)  and send via secure fax to: 9009 0690.