Aboriginal Maternal Infant Child Health (AMICH) - Illawarra Miinya Biyanga Boori
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)
15-17 Madigan Boulevarde
SHELLHARBOUR NSW 2529
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
Limited parking available at Shellharbour Hospital.
Advice for disabled in getting to the service
Disabled access available.