Aboriginal Maternal Infant Health Services (AMIHS)

Pregnancy Help and Support

Your local Aboriginal Maternal Infant Health Service (AMIHS) is for all Aboriginal families, including dads, mums and babies and women giving birth to Aboriginal babies as well. Referrals can be made by the client,their family, GP’S, Obstetricians or Midwives or any other health care workers and can be made by phone or faxed to the AMIHS service you have chosen.

The Service is delivered through a continuity-of-care model, where midwives & Aboriginal Health Workers collaborate to provide a high quality maternity service that is culturally sensitive, women centred, based on primary health-care principles. AMIHS acknowledges & builds on the awareness, knowledge & understanding of Aboriginal families & communities about pregnancy & child health & its relationship to lifelong health. There are AMIHS workers throughout the Northern NSW Local Health District area.

AMIHS provide:

  • Comprehensive & regular antenatal health checks;
  • Booking in to maternity hospitals;
  • Smoking cessation support;
  • Referral & support to access other services;
  • Health promotion & community development activities;
  • Post natal checks & support;
  • Information on infant feeding & nutrition.

 

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To contact your local AMIHS ring:

Lismore AMIHS

  • Services Lismore, Coraki and Box Ridge
  • Doreen Kelly (Aboriginal Health Worker)
  • Danielle Torrens (Community Midwife)
(02) 6620 7559

Ballina/Byron AMIHS

  • Services Ballina, Wardell, Woodburn, Cabbage Tree Island & Byron Bay
  • Bree Forsyth (Community Midwife)
  • Carmel Kapeen (Aboriginal Health Worker)
 (02) 6620 6200

Casino AMIHS

  • Services Casino, Tabulam & Bonalbo
  • Meagan Laverty (Community Midwife)
  • Justine Irving (Aboriginal Health Worker)
(02) 6662 4444

Clarence Valley AMIHS

  • Services Grafton, Maclean, Yamba, Iluka
  • Laurel Moore (Community Midwife)
  • Larisa Johnston (Aboriginal Health Worker)
 (02) 6641 8702

Kyogle AMIHS

  • Services Kyogle, Muli Muli, Woodenbong, Urbenville and Nimbin
  • Justine Irving (Aboriginal Health Worker)
 (02) 6630 0488

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