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COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) Messages & Resources

Community Nurse

McKinlay Shire Community Health Nurse - Nicole Morris
Phone: 0447 773 151             
Fax: (07) 4746 7890               
Email: communitynurse@mckinlay.qld.gov.au

The Community Health Nurse works to support the provision of Aged Care services, acute care, in the home care and health promotion within the McKinlay Shire.

Health Matters in McKinlay Shire - by Community Nurse, Nicole Morris

22-26 March is Advance Care Planning Week

Advance care planning is thinking about and documenting your preferences for future health care. It prepares you and others for a time when you may no longer be able to communicate those decisions. You can learn more about advance care planning and why it's important by visiting any of the links below:

MPHS News

NEW! - 14 May 2021 - Julia Creek COVID Vaccination Schedule

  • 21-22 May: for persons 50+, front line and health workers, and immune compromised persons and carers
  • August: 3 Clinics to be scheduled for personas between 16-49
  • Ph: 4746 7159 for appointments

7 May 2021 - Julia Creek MPHS Service Update

See the Extra Monthly Update from NWHHS Board Chair, Paul Woodhouse, Julia Creek MPHS continutes to remain a level 1 facility.

30 April 2021 - Julia Creek MPHS Service Update

See the April Monthly Update from NWHHS Board Chair, Paul Woodhouse, Julia Creek MPHS continutes to remain a level 1 facility.

Julia Creek MPHS Newsletters & Community Updates:

MPHS Service Updates from NWHHS Board Chair, Paul Woodhouse:

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Visiting Health Services:

True Outreach Clinic in Julia Creek

True's Outreach Clinic offers reproductive & sexual health services to all clients at no cost.

NWRH Allied Health Services in Julia Creek

  • June visits are currently being scheduled, please check back later
  • Ph: 07 4781 9300 for appointments

Mount Isa Mental Health Team

Has started visiting Julia Creek regularly.  Please speak to your Doctor or Community Nurse for a referral.

Centacare

Visits Julia Creek on a fortnightly basis. For an appointment please phone (07) 4742 0737.

Drought Relief Yarning (DRY) 24-hour hotline now available 1800 644 955.

Dentist

Mount Isa Dental Clinic visits on a needs basis. Please call the Clinic on 4744 4407 to make an appointment.

Health Information

Birdie's Tree Resources

The relationship between you and your child becomes important when your family is recovering from a natural disaster. Children's Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service have resources available to families with babies and young children which assist to understand how your baby or young child might be feeling during natural disaster as well as parents' emotional wellbeings.

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Email for All Things Well - Child & Family Health

Send an email request to Cloncurry.child.health@health.qld.gov.au for updates about Child & Family Health for Cloncurry, Julia Creek and McKinlay. Flyer

eHealth

Have you registered for your eHealth Record yet?
Your eHealth record allows you and your doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers to view and share your health information online to provide you with the best possible care. For more information or to register online, visit the eHealth website: http://www.ehealth.gov.au/

Community Rehab NQ

Community rehabilitation services for people living in northern Queensland. Services are for people with neurological conditions, such as stroke, brain injuries, spinal cord injury, Parkinson's disease and MS. It is also for older people with disabilities who may have self-care, mobility and communication issues. Contact the Community Nurse for more information.

Upcoming Health Promotion Events:

For more information on any of the upcoming events please phone our Community Nurse Nicole on 0447 773 151 or email communitynurse@mckinlay.qld.gov.au

Mums and Bubs Group

Mums and Bubs meet every Thursday from 9-12pm at the Old HACC Centre, Old Normanton Rd, Julia Creek. Come along for social interaction for both babies and parents. Activities are delivered by the Richmond Early Education Centre. Contact (07) 4741 3099 for further details.

Blood Pressure Clinics

Do you need to monitor your blood pressure, blood sugar level or weight? Free confidential weekly clinic available every Wednesday morning 8:30-9:00 am at the Fr Bill Busuttin Community Centre, Church Lane, Julia Creek. No appointment needed.