Aboriginal Maternal Infant Child Health (AMICH) - Illawarra Miinya Biyanga Boori

Overview

AMICH is an Aboriginal targeted service for antenatal care through to child & family care to Aboriginal families with Aboriginal children 0 - school entry age. AMICH is a multidisciplinary service including midwives, child and family health nurses, Aboriginal Health workers, social workers.

What we do

The service offers home visiting, clinics, and outreach from Aboriginal services. The team will do joint visits and coordinated care. The team can offer cultural awareness/support and consultation for other services that are working with Aboriginal women, children and families. Referrals to appropriate services are made if needed.

When to access this service

From early pregnancy for antenatal care, with a continuum to child & family nursing. Appointments can be made by contacting 4295 2417.

What to expect

Antenatal midwifery care and Child & Family Nursing until the child reaches school entry age.

Who should access this service

Aboriginal families, children  and women who reside in the Illawarra, Shellharbour and Kiama local government areas. 

How to access this service

Clients can self-refer, referrals are also accepted.

Call for appointment on 4295 2417 or via Intake.

What to bring to your appointment

For antenatal appointments please bring your ‘yellow antenatal card’, referral, copy of any tests eg blood results, ultrasound.

For Child & Family appointments please remember your child’s Personal Health Record (Blue Book)

Contact Information

Illawarra AMICHS – Miinya Biyanga Boori
Shellharbour Hospital
15-17 Madigan Boulevarde
SHELLHARBOUR NSW 2529
1300 792 755
02 4295 2418

Monday to Friday
08:30 to 16:30

How to get there, including by public transport    

Closest bus stop:
Madigan Boulevarde at Chapman Ave – 4 minute walk 
Car: 30 minute drive from Wollongong
Car: 50 minutes from Nowra

Car parking    

Limited parking available at Shellharbour Hospital.

Advice for disabled in getting to the service    

Disabled access available.