Brewarrina Aboriginal Medical Service


Important COVID-19 Notice

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The Aboriginal Health Television network (AHTV) has been inundated with questions regarding COVID-19. To help answer them and fulfil our goal which is to assist you in increasing the health knowledge of your communities, we have produced 25 videos about COVID-19 to play on AHTV screens. These videos address the most frequently asked questions and are presented by Dr Norman Swan.

Because you are currently a part of the AHTV network you will have access to the AHTV Coronavirus Resource Centre. We’ve uploaded the 25 videos to there so that staff and patients can access them online. If you, your staff or family members have any questions which aren’t covered please send them directly to me and Dr Swan will try to answer them. We are filming these updates weekly.

Below is a link to the website should you wish to access more information:

http://www.aboriginalhealthtv.com.au/coronavirus/

We also recommend you listen to the ABC’s “Coronacast” podcast hosted by Norman. This podcast breaks down the latest news and research to help you understand how the world is living through a pandemic:

https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/coronacast/id1501500390

Stay safe my people, look out for one another especially our elders!

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Health Is Life Is Health

The Brewarrina Aboriginal Medical Service (BAMS) services the town of Brewarrina and the surrounding communities and small towns in the area, providing not only health care but also programs which focus on Aboriginal culture, youth, education, housing and all aspects of life in a remote rural community for Aboriginal people.

BAMS is auspiced by the Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service Limited (WAMS) who accepted an invitation from the NSW Department of Health to oversee the running of the service to maintain a well disciplined Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (ACCHO).

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Open: Monday to Thursday 8.30 am to 5 pm and Friday 8.30 am to 4 pm

AMS Building

AMS Building

5-7 Sandon Street Brewarrina NSW 2839

Express Plus Medicare mobile app

Before downloading the Express Plus Medicare mobile app, you need a myGov account linked to Medicare. This creates your Medicare online account. You can then download and use the app.

  1. Go to my.gov.au to create a myGov account and link it to Medicare
  2. Download the Express Plus Medicare app to your mobile device.
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