Clinical Services

Biripi – Primary Health Care Clinics

Biripi ACMC Purfleet & Bushland Clinic provides a comprehensive range of multidisciplinary primary health care services which aim to deliver culturally appropriate services to support Aboriginal people and their families in our community. These services are delivered by our team that includes doctors, nurses, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers/practitioners, community liaison officers, receptionists, and a wide range of specialists and Allied health professionals. Biripi ACMC clinical services are bulk billing, so there our no-out-of-pocket expenses for medical appointments. Dental & Oral Health Services may incur a fee depending on specific criteria (please refer to Dental & Oral Health page on our website).

Services at our clinics include:

  • Preventive health checks – the 715 offered to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander each year. A 715 Health Check is free for Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander patients. Having a 715 health check provides important health information for you and your doctor.

Staying on top of your health is important. It helps to identify potential illnesses or chronic diseases before they occur. It is much easier to look at ways to prevent these things from occurring, rather than treatment.

The 715 Health Check is designed to support the physical, social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients of all ages.

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What Happens at  A 715 Health Check?

Having the health check can take up to an hour. A Practice Nurse, Aboriginal Health Worker or Aboriginal and Torres Starlit Islander Health Practitioner may assist the doctor to perform this health check. They will record information about your health, such as your blood pressure, blood sugar levels, height and weight. You might also have a blood test or urine test. It is also an opportunity to talk about the health of your family.

Depending on the information you’ve provided, you might have some other tests too. You’ll then have a yarn with the doctor or health practitioner about the tests and any follow up you might need. It’s also good to tell them about your family medical history or any worries you have about your health.

  • chronic disease screening, management, and ongoing care
  • care coordination for clients with complex care needs
  • mums and bubs services including antenatal care for pregnant women and their families,
  • social health services including community-based mental health, with physiologists and counselling services
  • a wide variety of visiting specialist and allied health services including:
  • Oncology services
  • Optometry services
  • Audiology services
  • Paediatrician services
  • Endocrinology/General Physician  services
  • Podiatry services
  • Psychiatrist Services
  • Ear, Nose & Throat
  • Psychologists
  • Dietician
  • Exercise
  • Physiologist
  • Gynaecologist

Specialists-health services

Providing a link between the clinic and clients to hospital and other specialist services outside of Biripi.

Dental and oral health services:

  • Examinations
  • Cleans
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Fillings
  • Extractions
  • Root Canal Treatment
  • Some Crown and Bridge work (lab costs involved)
  • Denture service (lab costs involved)
  • Mouthguards (lab costs could be involved)
  • X Ray

All clinics offer transport for clients needing assistance.

Transport services

Biripi’s health service department have 3 transport drivers to assist with transport to and from Medical, dental or specialist appointments, across both clinics locally and externally.

Purfleet Clinic

Address: 2a Edward Drive Purfleet NSW 2430

Operating Days & Hours:
Monday 8:30am – 5pm
Tuesday 8:30am – 5pm
Wednesday 8:30am – 5pm
Thursday 8:30am – 5pm
Friday 8:30am – 5pm

Contact Details PH: 02 6591 2400 &

Bushland Clinic

Address: 39-41 Mudford Street Taree NSW 2430

Operating Days & Hours:
Monday 8:30am – 5pm
Tuesday 8:30am – 5pm
Wednesday 8:30am – 5pm
Thursday 8:30am – 5pm
Friday 8:30am –3pm

Contact Details PH: 02 6591 3000

Integrated Team Care (ITC):

Caring for people with a Chronic Disease, Providing Care Coordination and Supplementary Services (CCSS)

What is ITC?

A program to help support clients with Complex chronic diseases:

  • Help you to understand your Chronic Health condition and how to manage it
  • Help with accessing other Allied health care providers
  • Help you to understand your care plan and medical jargon
  • Access medical aids for your chronic condition
  • Provide education for you and your family

This support may help prevent you from going into hospital.

Who is Eligible?

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
  • Have a current Medicare card
  • Have a Chronic disease that last more than six months and requires special treatment
  • Must have GP Management plan completed by your GP

Accessing the ITC program?

Ensure you have completed the following:

  • Have a current Aboriginal Health assessment/ completed by a GP. Ask your GP to refer you to the Integrated Team Care program. They may know this as the ITC program.
  • Your GP will create a GP Management Plan and a referral form and forward onto Biripi AMS
  • The Care Coordinator will contact you to arrange a meeting to discuss ways in which they may be able to help.

 Please call either of our clinics to access the above service


Maternal – Child & Family Health:

Biripi provides the midwifery team that offers antenatal and postnatal care, community at home support, immunisations and a range of women’s health services. Our team work closely with the local hospital and assist in ensuring continuity of between our Biripi internal services and external services provided through our local hospital along with visiting Obstetrician services.

Also providing the following services:

  • Pregnancy Care
  • Support in labour
  • Antenatal Educational Groups
  • Belly casting and belly casting painting groups
  • Refer and support you to the Quit Smoking Program
  • Postnatal Care and Child Health
  • Advice on contraception/family planning
  • Ongoing support with breastfeeding/nutrition advice
  • Advice and support with sleep and settling
  • Advice on attachment and any concerns mum has for her baby immunisations
  • Baby checks, weight, length and development
  • Blue book checks

 Please call either of our clinics to access the above service!

Social & Emotional Well-being (SEWB)

Social & Emotional Wellbeing – Supporting and promoting the social, emotional, spiritual, and cultural wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people and community. We work from a belief that connection to land, culture, spirituality, family, and community are important to people and impact their wellbeing.

Biripi ACMC SEWB Team which consist of an Aboriginal Health Worker, Aboriginal Counsellor and Psychologist. Provide services from group activities, one on one sessions with our Counsellor or Psychologist where they can help people learn to cope more effectively with the following:

  • life issues
  • chronic illness
  • breaking past barriers that keep them from reaching their goals
  • They can help with short term problems (like feeling overwhelmed by a new job, or grieving the loss of a loved one) or with long term problems (like often feeling depressed, angry or anxious). Or you may just want to have a yarn

 Please call either of our clinics to access the above service!