The Child Health program plays a major role in delivering health promotion, harm prevention, risk reduction and early intervention programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families within Yarrabah.

Health workers, Nurses, Dentists, Doctors, Social Health Workers and other relevant Allied Health professionals contribute to the program which caters for the 0 -12 year old group.

Our Child Health Programs offers activities and clinics throughout the year for children and their families to participate in and/or attend.

  • Dressing clinic at the school
  • School Dental clinic
  • Nephritis program
  • Child dental program
  • Child Health Checks
  • GECHO screening (getting Every Child’s Heart Okay) for early detection of Rheumatic Heart disease
  • ENT clinics (Ear, Nose, Throat)
  • Playgroup
  • Special events such as NAIDOC week, Foundation Day, Survival Day, Child protection week, under 8’s Day Child Expo, White Balloon Day, Youth Week, National ATSI Children’s Day

These are delivered in partnership with sectors of Gurriny Yealamucka Health Services, and other government and non-government organisations both internal and external to the Yarrabah Community.