Remote Services


The Clinic: Utju Health Service

Utju Health Service Aboriginal Corporation (Areyonga)

Utju is located 240 km west of Alice Springs, on the western edge of Western Aranda traditional lands and the northern edge of the Pitjantjatjara lands.

Utju Health Service Aboriginal Corporation is a community health centre and received accreditation in 2011. The health service is goverend by a Board consisting of five elected community members. Best practice is ascertained by a Continuous Quality Improvement program.

Utju/Areyonga has an estimated population of 175 people. Pitjantjatjara is the main language spoken. The community lies within the Haasts Bluff Aboriginal Land Trust area and a permit is required to enter the land.

Access to Utju consists of 130km of sealed road from Alice Springs to Ntaria, the 90km of dirt road. From the turn-off to Utju there is a further 20km of gravel sheeted road. The road is often quite rough with corrugations and sand, and 'bull dust' patches are not uncommon. A few creek crossings make the road impassable in fairly extreme wet conditions. All internal roads are sealed. Fuel is available from the store. As the community is a prescribed area, no alcohol may be brought into the community. There is no mobile phone access; telephone access is via landline or satellite phone only. 

Services Provided at Areyonga Health Service

  • Men's health
  • Women's health
  • Child health
  • Chronic disease
  • Acute care
  • Alcohol and other drugs (AOD)
  • Diabetic Nurse Educator (DNE)
  • Nutrution
  • Physio
  • Speech
  • Optometry
  • Dentist
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry

About the Team

  • Nurse Manager
  • Remote Area Nurse x 2
  • Aboriginal Health Practitioner

Areyonga Health Service Opening Hours

Friday to Wednesday: 8:00am to 4:30pm

Thursdays: 8:00am to 12noon

On call for emergencies after hours and on weekends

Transport Services

Patient transport to Alice Springs for doctors appointments and hospital admissions.

Ambulance transport for emergencies to Alice Springs, or to Areyonga or Hermannsburg airports.

Your Rights as a Client

As a client of Utju Health Service, you have the right of access to a health service that meets the needs of the community.

​Contact Utju Health Service Aboriginal Corporation

Location: Utju (Areyonga)

Telephone: 08 8956 7308

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