Aboriginal Health

Aboriginal Health

Moorditj Koort is local Noongar language for "Solid Heart" and the Moorditj Koort Aboriginal Health and Wellness Centre aims to support  health and wellness for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in the Kwinana and Rockingham area.Further, it exists to develop and strengthen the relationship between all local services, agencies and the community, and to improve the planning, evaluation and delivery of health services.Moorditj Koort has a range of programs designed to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, including:

Care Coordination ProgramThe Aboriginal Care Coordination Program provides ongoing support, liaison and coordination between the patient, their GP and additional services such as allied health or specialist appointments.The Care Coordination Program is suitable for people with a diagnosed chronic condition and who are registered with PIP IHI at any local participating practice. Self referral or GP referral is accepted.

Aboriginal Health Worker ProgramThe Aboriginal Health Worker Program can provide support, advice and access to patients who require assistance with smoking cessation advice and support.They also provide weight, blood pressure and blood sugar level testing and monitoring and can liaise with local GPs and other health services.

Aboriginal Maternal Health ProgramThe Aboriginal Maternal Health program supports Aboriginal mothers (or women having Aboriginal babies), their partners and families throughout pregnancy.Support includes transport assistance to GP appointments, access to midwives and antenatal classes and cultural support through "grandmothers".  Clients must be between 6 and 36 weeks pregnant and live in the Rockingham or Kwinana area. 
Call 9439 9540.

Medina Primary School Health Checks ProgramThe Medina Primary School program provides child health checks for all enrolled students with a signed consent form.Child health checks are conducted by a local GP, nurse and program support officer.

PIP IHI (Indigenous Health Incentive) ProgramThe  PIP IHI program works with general practices and staff to improve and enhance service delivery to their Aboriginal patients.The program is suitable for patients who are diagnosed with, or at risk of developing, a chronic condition and who are registered with a local practice.The PBS Co-payment Measure is also attached to this program.

Outreach/TransportMoorditj Koort provides transport to and from local GP, allied health and specialists appointments, with support and liaison also provided.To be eligible, patients must have a chronic condition and be PIP IHI and Care Coordination registered. Due to high demand for this service, 24 hours notice is required.

Service Provision

Moorditj Koort has a range of free specialist and service providers which regularly visit the centre, including:

  • Dietician - Mondays fortnightly
  • Moorditj Djena - Wednesday fortnightly
  • Diabetes Education - Tuesday weekly
  • Pharmacist - Wednesday fortnightly
  • Podiatry - Thursday fortnightly
  • Drug and Alcohol Counselling - Thursday weekly
  • Asthma Education - as required
  • Respiratory Testing - every three months

Various Health and Community Events/WorkshopsFor more information, call 9439 9540.

Moorditj Koort would like to acknowledge the Whadjuck people, the traditional custodians of the lands on which we deliver our service.Moorditj Koort also acknowledges the elders of the Kwinana and Rockingham Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, and especially acknowledges "Murdiperdup" Aboriginal Health Action Group for their continued partnership, guidance and support in the establishment of the centre.We understand that health is not restricted to physical health, but includes spiritual and emotional health as an holistic way of healing of our people.