I am not an Aboriginal person. Can I still use the services at Griffith AMS?
Yes. The Griffith AMS has 5 Doctors (General Practitioners) who have appointments for both Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Clients. Other service such as those provided by the Drug and Alcohol Team and the Tackling Indigenous Smoking Team are specific for Aboriginal clients only. Services such as the Speech therapy, Dietician and Ear Screenings are also available to all clients (criteria applies).
Why are some of the programs at the Griffith AMS set up for Aboriginal people only?
The Federal Government has developed the “Closing the Gap” strategy in an attempt to improve Aboriginal Health outcomes and reduce the “gap” in the life expectancy of Aboriginal people compared to Non Aboriginal people. At present Aboriginal people die on average 10 years younger than Non-Aboriginal people. For this reason the government is funding health programs that aim to improve the health of the Aboriginal population.
If you see a Doctor at the Griffith AMS what is the charge?
All Doctor consultations are bulk billed (no cost to the client) if you have a Medicare Card. Though if you do not have a current Medicare Card there is a consultation fee of $80.
What are the operating hours of the Griffith AMS?
8-00am to 5-00pm Monday – Thursday
8-00am to 4-30pm Friday
Closed on Saturday and Sunday
If you need your blood tested (pathology) can you do this at the Griffith AMS?
No, unfortunately we currently don't have any pathology services located at the AMS.
Where is the Griffith AMS located?
38-42 Jondaryan Ave Griffith (next to Danny’s Store)
Does the Griffith AMS provide services only to the Griffith surrounding area?
No. The Griffith AMS has outreach services for the Aboriginal Communities of the Western Riverina including Leeton, Narrandera, Hay, Hillston, Lake Cargelligo and Darlington Point.