Services Branch oversees the functioning of the Clinic, delivering medical services to the Aboriginal population of Alice Springs and also to visitors.
Services Branch is the ‘face’ of Congress, providing clinical care services. Within this, a number of community health and outreach programs complement the Clinic.
The Clinic is a modern medical practice, with almost-fully electronic systems to support the big, busy practice. The clinic is an integral part of Congress’ delivery of comprehensive primary health care services.
Staff include management, administration support, receptionists, doctors, Aboriginal health workers, nurses, drivers, a dentist, a podiatrist, family support workers, Aboriginal liaison officers, pharmacists, psychologists and social workers. They work with individuals and families from newborns through to old age.
Services Branch Functions
- General Practice
- Frail, Aged and Disabled program
- Healthy Kids Clinic
- Chronic Disease program
- Congress Renal Outreach program
- Hearing program
- Trachoma screening program including school screening
- Ampe Mwarre (children’s services program
- Preschool Readiness program
- Live Healthy Live Strong (Tobacco Cessation and Healthy Lifestyle program)
All of the programs have a clinical component and are integrated into the clinic in some way to deliver comprehensive primary health care.
The Congress clinic also runs a number of specialist clinics including:
- Eye clinic
- Renal physician
Contact Services Branch
Location: 25 Gap Road, Alice Springs
Telephone: 08 8951 4443
Clinic Transport Service: 1800 142 900
Emergency Contact Information
Police/Fire/Ambulance (24-hours): 000
Lifeline (24-hours): 13 11 14