Welcome to Boab Health Services
Boab Health Services is a not-for-profit Primary Health Care organisation servicing communities across the Kimberley region. Services provided include Allied Health, Mental Health, a ‘Closing the Gap’ team and a range of projects and health promotion programs.
The Allied Health Team consists of Podiatrists, Diabetes Educators, Dietitians and a Paediatric Nutritionist whilst the Mental Health Team has members from a variety of mental health professionals including Mental Health Nurses, Psychologists, Clinical Psychologists, Social Workers and Occupational Therapists. The ‘Closing the Gap’ Team provide care coordination and service access to Aboriginal people with chronic health conditions in the Kimberley.
In support of the Primary Health Care philosophy, a holistic approach to health care is promoted with a strong emphasis on health promotion, self-management and ensuring that all services and programs are culturally appropriate and sensitive.
Boab Health Services has two hubs, one based in Broome and the other in Kununurra, where clinicians deliver services and also outreach to the wider communities in the Kimberley. The clinical and program staff are supported by a corporate team including finance, payroll, HR, health administration and quality staff. The organisation is a proprietary limited company governed by a board of directors. Boab Health programs attract different funding streams including the Commonwealth Government through the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH), the Kimberley Pilbara Medicare Local (KPML) and the Australian Medicare Local Alliance (AMLA).