Health Services

Biripi ACMC Purfleet & Bushland clinics provide 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 services, so there are no out-of-pockets 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).

Maternal Health

Dental Oral Health

Social & emotional wellbeing

Services at our clinics include:

    • Preventive health checks – the 715 offered to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander each year.
    • 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.
    • Biripi health services have 3 transport drivers to assist with transport to and from medical, dental or specialist appointments, across both clinic’s locally and externally.

A wide variety of visiting specialist and allied health services such as:

    • Oncology services
    • Optometry services
    • Audiology services
    • Paediatrician services
    • Endocrinology/General Physician services
    • Podiatry services
    • Psychiatrist Services
    • Ear, Nose & Throat
    • Psychologists
    • Dietician
    • Exercise
    • Physiologist
    • Gynaecologist

715 – Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Check

Biripi ACMC encourages our Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community members to visit their GP for a 715 Health Check.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of all ages are eligible to get their free 715 health check. You can have a 715 Health Check every 9-12 months.

This health check focuses on encouraging early detection, diagnosis and intervention for common and treatable conditions that cause morbidity and early mortality. If you have a chronic condition, your health check can help make sure you are getting the medication and care you need.

The 715 Health Check is designed to support the physical, social, and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients of all ages. Check out our Facebook page for promotions on free merch when you get your 715-health check done.

What Happens at a 715 Health Check?

Having the health check can take up to an hour. A Practice Nurse or Aboriginal and Torres Strait 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 and relevant medical history. In the appointment you will have an opportunity to talk about concerns you have for your health and wellbeing as well as the health of your family. Depending on the information you’ve provided, you might have some other tests required after triage such as urine and or blood test.

You’ll then have a yarn with the doctor about your concerns raised and they can assist you with your health goals and priorities. This is where your referrals can be written up. You can expect to talk about a plan to stay in good health.

A follow up appointment may be required for test results or review.

Check out our Deadly 715 shirt, designed by local Biripi artist Brittany Cochrane, to receive this free shirt, call us today to book in your 715 Health Check.

After your 715 Health check

After your health check, and with your consent, your doctor can refer you to up to 10 free follow-up services if needed, like:

  • a specialist or another health service (Podiatry, Dietician etc.)
  • a counsellor (Psychology, Counselling, Mental health support etc.)
  • a service that works to prevent chronic conditions (ITC Program)

Contact Biripi ACMC and book your 715-health check for you and your family today.

Remember, our health is in our hands.

GPMP – General Practitioner Management Plan

If you have been diagnosed with a chronic medical condition, you may be eligible for a General Practitioner Management Plan (GPMP)

A GPMP helps you identify goals for treatment while having support from our staff to acheive these goals. The plan is useful for recording comprehensive, accurate and up to date information about your condition and treatment. Our goal is to help empower our people to assist in decision making for teh next steps in their care plan.

What Chronic Conditions Make me eligible?

  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney Disease
  • Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Stroke

What Happens in a GPMP Appointment?

After being greeted by our kind reception team, you will be invited to see either a Practice Nurse, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner, or Aboriginal Health Worker, where they will begin the first steps of your GPMP.

They will record information about your health, such as blood pressure, blood glucose levels, height and weight. While speaking to this health worker, it is a great time to bring up any other concerns you might have.

Then you’ll be asked to follow up with your GP straight away to complete your GPMP. The doctor will discuss your health conditions, and together as a team, you will list goals to keep your health at its best.

After your initial appointment, you may need to see other specialists to achieve your goals. Our receptionists will happily assist you with this.

After Hours

In case of an emergency please call 000.

If you are requiring medical care that is outside of our operating hours, please go directly to Manning Base Hospital (Phone: 02 6592 9111) or contact Health Direct 1800 022 222 (24-hour advice).


Biripi uses an appointment system which is made up of emergency appointments, that are screened by the Registered Nurse and booked in on the day, if deemed urgent.

Walk-in clinics are available Tuesday & Thursday morning 9am – 12noon and Wednesday afternoons from 1pm – 4pm with a maximum of 8 patients at any walk-in clinic.  All walk-in clinic appointments will be screened prior to seeing the GP. See image to the right for our Walk-in Do’s and Dont’s.

Biripi offers both male and female GP’s.

Our GP’s

Dr David Holford , Dr Pallabita Dutta , Dr Partha Baruah , Dr Vlad Matic , Dr Daniel Brew  and Dr Patricia Sweeney.

Aboriginal Health Practioner’s

 Biripi ACMC have 6 Deadly AHP’s. We have Ryan, Abbie, Murray, Janine, Taslene and Melissa. They are fully qualified & registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Agency.

  • AHP’s play a vital role in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • They use language, cultural and social networks and knowledge to communicate effectively with clients
  • They are the link between the community and the medical “world”
  • Provide patient screening
  • Plan and implement care plans
  • Advocate for their clients & assist in patient referrals to specialists
  • Assist in any health related forms that you may need help with filling out