2016/05—Community Health Service Arrangements Update

30 June 2016

2016/05—Community Health Service Arrangements Update
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The Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development provides community health services to the Jervis Bay Territory (JBT) under a service agreement with the NSW Government's Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD). 

The Department has contracted ISLHD to continue to provide community health services for a further three years under an agreement that will see health care better aligned to the services delivery model that applies for similar communities in the Illawarra-Shoalhaven region.  

Current health services continue to be available but there will be small changes in accessing some services. 

The ISLHD will continue to provide community health services from the Wreck Bay clinic and from ISLHD regional service centres.  The home nursing visitation service is unchanged.  A twice-weekly child and family nursing drop-in service will be provided from the Wreck Bay clinic. 

There is now a stronger focus on tailored health services through an appointment based model.  

At the present time, no services will be provided from the Jervis Bay Village Community Health Clinic.

A Quick Reference Guide to JBT Community Health Services provided by ISLHD is provided below. 

These arrangements do not affect the complementary health care services provided by the South Coast Medical Service and Aboriginal Corporation or South Coast Women's Health and Welfare Aboriginal Corporation.

Appointments for JBT community health services can be made by calling the ISLHD Access and Referral Centre on 1300 792 755 Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:00 and on Saturday and Sunday 7:30am to 3pm.

Sheryl Klaffer
Jervis Bay Territory Administration

Service description:Location:
(JBT Or Regional)
Access by:
(Appointment Or Event)
Service targets:
Aboriginal Health Education Both Both 3 day/week in JBT
Binji Boori (Antenatal/postnatal) Both Appointment As required
Child/Family Nurse JBT Appointment/Drop-in 2 days/week

Registered Nursing

  • Complex wound management
  • Palliative care
  • Stomal therapy
  • Continence services
JBT Appointment 2 days/week
Geriatrician Both Appointment Monthly on demand
Drug & alcohol JBT Both As required
Men's Health JBT Events National Health Promotion Days
- Screening
- Oral health promotion
- Dental service
Both Screening - Events
Service - Appointment
Screening - twice/year
Service - on demand
Renal Nurse Practitioner Both Appointment Twice/year
Respiratory Clinical Nurse Specialist Both Appointment Twice/year
Speech Pathology Nowra Appointment As required

Sexual Health

  • Services
  • Screening
Services - Nowra
Screening - JBT (some)
Services - Appointment
Screening - Events
Services - as required
Screening - monthly
Mental Health Both Appointment Monthly
Health Awareness/Promotion JBT Events As required


  • Sexual Assault
  • Domestic Violence
  • Mental Health Well-being
Nowra and
St Georges Basin
Emergency Response
As required
Audiology Nowra Appointment As required
Physiotherapy Nowra Appointment As required
Occupation Therapy Nowra Appointment As required
Aunty Jean's Good Health
Team Programme
Nowra & Ulladulla Regular Sessions Weekly