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Aboriginal Maternal Infant Health Services

“We would like to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians and community members of the land the Hospital is situated on and pay our respects to Elders, past, present and those emerging”

The Aboriginal Maternal Infant Health Service (AMIHS) provides ante-natal and postnatal care for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander families or for families who identify as having an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander baby.  We aim to provide individualised culturally appropriate support and education during pregnancy, after birth up to 6- 8 weeks postnatally.

Services provided by AMIHS include:

  • Comprehensive and regular antenatal health checks,
  • Booking in to maternity hospitals
  • Ante-natal education
  • Healthy lifestyle choices such as smoking cessation programs
  • Referral and support to access other services
  • Health promotion and community development activities
  • Postnatal checks and support
  • Parenting support
  • Information on infant feeding and nutrition

Where available we work closely with Aboriginal Child and Family Health programs such as Building Strong Foundations (BSF) and New Directions to ensure a smooth transition of care for your family, with the goal to support families and children up to 5-8 years.

Our Team

  • The AMIHS program is a culturally led service.  Aboriginal Health Workers and Aboriginal Health Practitioners are both critical and integral to ensuring that Aboriginal people and communities receive culturally appropriate, and therefore more effective, health services.
  • The AMIHS midwife works alongside Aboriginal Health Workers and Aboriginal Health Practitioners to provide culturally safe and competent maternity care for women.
  • Some AMIHS teams have Social Workers and Lactation consultants with their team.

Click below to find out more information about your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Families service during pregnancy

John Hunter Hospital

Birra Li Aboriginal Maternal and Child Health Services

We provide culturally responsive maternal, infant and child health care services to families living in the Awabakal and Worimi communities located in the Port Stephens, Newcastle and Lake Macquarie Local Government Areas.

Our services include pregnancy and post birth care, cultural support, child and family health care (blue book checks), immunisation, specialist breastfeeding support, social work services, health education and referrals to other services.

You can access our services at a venue that suits you including our clinics at Newcastle Community Health Centre, John Hunter Hospital, Raymond Terrace Community Health Centre, Tomaree Hospital, Bahtabah Local Aboriginal Land Council and Nikinpa Aboriginal Child and Family Centre (Toronto). Home visits are also available for some services.

Our Team Includes

  • Aboriginal Health Workers and Practitioners
  • Registered Midwives
  • Child and Family Health Nurses
  • Social Worker
  • Lactation Consultant

How can you access us?

  • Ask your local doctor to refer you
  • Ask the staff at Awabakal Aboriginal Medical Service to refer you
  • Talk to staff at the John Hunter Hospital antenatal clinic about referring you
  • You can contact us directly on the number below

Contact Us

Birra Li Aboriginal Maternal and Child Health Services

Phone: 02 40164900

Email: HNELHD-Birrali@health.nsw.gov.au


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Areas that we cover

We provide care to women located within the Port Stephens, Newcastle and Lake Macquarie Local Government Areas.

Please contact us:

  • If you think you are pregnant or as soon as you have a positive pregnancy test
  • If you have children between the ages of 0-5 years.

How can you access us?

  • Ask your local doctor to refer you
  • Ask the staff at Awabakal Aboriginal Medical Service to refer you
  • Talk to staff at the John Hunter Hospital antenatal clinic about referring you
  • You can contact us directly on the number below

Contacts us

Birra Li Aboriginal Maternal and Child Health Services

Phone: 02 40164900

Email: HNELHD-Birrali@health.nsw.gov.au


Armidale Hospital

Karrali Armidale Aboriginal Maternal Infant Health Service (AMIHS)

Karrali provides pregnancy care and child health care up to 5 years of age for Aboriginal families. Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal women who identify as having an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander baby are welcome to use this service.   We provide care to women located in Armidale, Guyra, Walcha and Uralla areas.

Our Team

Aboriginal Health Workers/Practitioners

Registered Midwives

Child and Family Health Nurses

How can you access us?

  • Ask your local doctor to refer you
  • Ask the staff at Armajun Aboriginal Medical Service to refer you
  • Talk to staff at the antenatal clinic about referring you
  • You can contact us directly on the number below

Contact Us

Karrali Aboriginal Maternal & Infant Health Service

Phone: 02 67769807

Cathy - Aboriginal Health Worker: 0427469382

Maxine or Lesle-ann - Midwife: 0428541410


Glen Innes Hospital, Inverell Hospital

Inverell Aboriginal Maternal Infant Health Service (AMIHS) - Glen Innes

Our services include pregnancy and post birth care, cultural support, breastfeeding support, referrals to other services and health education.

Most importantly, you can see us at a venue that suits you, including, Inverell Hospital, North Wing, Glen Innes Hospital, Ashford Community Health Service, Tingha Multipurpose Service or your home.

How can you access us?

  • Ask your local doctor to refer you
  • Ask the staff at Armajun Aboriginal Medical Service to refer you
  • You can contact us directly on the number below

Contact Us

Inverell Aboriginal Maternal & Infant Health Service Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Bernii and Belinda on:

Phone: 02 67219594

Mobile: 0439493039


Gunnedah Hospital

Aboriginal Maternal Infant Health Service - Gunnedah

The Gunnedah AMIHS service works in partnership with the Gunnedah High Risk Aboriginal and Young Mothers Service.  The AMIHS midwife works alongside Aboriginal Health Workers to provide culturally safe and competent maternity care for women.

Antenatal care is provided in a clinic setting in partnership with Dr Rob Parsons.  We are located at Gunnedah Hospital in the Community Centre facility.

How can you access us?

  • Ask your GP to refer you
  • Talk to the midwife at the booking visit.
  • You can contact us directly on the number below.

Contact Us

Fiona – 02 67418000


Maitland Hospital

Naae-Wanni Aboriginal Maternal Infant Health Service (AMIHS) Maitland

We provide care to women located within the Maitland and Cessnock – Kurri Kurri Local Government Areas.  Our service provides pregnancy care at Maitland Hospital and Cessnock/Kurri Kurri Community Health Service, we also provide post birth care at home up until 6 weeks of age.

How can you access us?

  • Ask your local doctor to refer you
  • Ask the staff at Awabakal Aboriginal Medical Service to refer you
  • Talk to staff at The Maitland Hospital antenatal clinic about referring you
  • You can contact us directly on the number below

Contact Us

Naae-Wani Aboriginal Maternal & Infant Health Service

Phone: 02 49392494

Ellie - Aboriginal Health Worker: 0400309777

Jo – Midwife: 0400333884


Manning Hospital

Taree Aboriginal Maternal Infant Health Service - (AMIHS)

Our service includes pregnancy care, antenatal classes and post birth care up to six weeks.  We work closely with the Building Strong Foundations Child and Family Health service to support the care of your child up to five years of age.

Most importantly, you can see us at a venue that suits you, including a clinic at Catholic Care, Taree Community Health Centre, the Manning Base Hospital or your house.

How can you access us?

  • Ask your local doctor to refer you
  • Talk to staff at the antenatal clinic about referring you
  • You can contact us directly on the number below

Contact Us

Taree Aboriginal Maternal & Infant Health Service

Phone: 02 65929624

Marion - Midwife: 0439882837


Moree Hospital

Gamilaroi Midwifery Service - Aboriginal Maternal Infant Health Service (AMIHS) - Moree

Gamilaroi Midwifery Service is a service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pregnant women, babies, children and non-Aboriginal women who are pregnant and having an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander baby. Our AMIHS outreach service covers up to a 300km radius from Moree, Mungindi and Collarenabri.  We aim to provide individualised culturally appropriate support and education during pregnancy, after birth for up to 4 home visits we work closely with the Gamilaroi OATSI Child and Family Health service to ensure your care continues up to 8 years.

Our service works with community members through community development projects such as the development of a local calendar which included local families and key health promotion education, the maternal and/or newborn photoshoot and Mubali Belly Casting project.

Our services include pregnancy and post birth care and ante-natal classes.  Where possible we will try to support during labour and birth at Moree Hospital.  Most importantly, you can see us at a venue that suits you, including clinics at Collarenebri and Mungindi, the Moree Community health Centre or your house.



How can you access us?

  • Ask your local doctor to refer you
  • Ask the staff at Pius X Aboriginal Medical Service to refer you
  • Talk to staff at the Moree Maternity Unit or the Main Hospital Office about referring you

Contact Us

Phone: 02 67570200

Kelly - Aboriginal Health Practitioner: 0459847553

Annie- Aboriginal Health Worker/Endorsed Enrolled Nurse: 0428542501

Denise- Registered Midwife: 0467748027

Debbie – Registered Midwife: 0467729955


Muswellbrook Hospital, Scone Hospital, Singleton Hospital

Hunter Valley Sector Aboriginal Maternal Infant Health Service (AMIHS) - Muswellbrook

We provide care to women located within Muswellbrook, Singleton, and Scone and from Branxton to Murrurundi, Merriwa and Denman.  We aim to provide individualised culturally appropriate support and education during pregnancy, after birth for up to six weeks.

How can you access us?

  • Ask your local doctor to refer you
  • Ask the staff at Ungooroo Aboriginal Medical Service to refer you
  • Talk to staff at the antenatal clinic about referring you
  • You can contact us directly on the number below

Contact Us

Muswellbrook Aboriginal Maternal & Infant Health Service

Cara - Aboriginal Health Worker or

Therese - Midwife

Pone: 02 65422023 or 0418936043


Narrabri Hospital

Narrabri Aboriginal Maternal Infant Health Service (AMIHS)

Narrabri AMIHS provides pregnancy care and post birth care up to six weeks at a venue that suits you, including a clinic at Wee Waa or Pilliga, Narrabri Community Health Centre or your home.  We work closely with Narrabri New Directions Child and Family Health team to provide a seamless transition of care up to five years of age.

How can you access us?

  • Ask your local doctor to refer you
  • Talk to staff at the antenatal clinic about referring you
  • You can contact us directly on the number below

CONTACT US;

Narrabri Aboriginal Maternal & Infant Health Service

Phone: 02 67992800

Ange - Aboriginal Health Worker: 0408967148

Rachel - Midwife: 0407179662


Tamworth Hospital

Tamworth Aboriginal Mothers & Babies Service (AMBS)

We provide pregnancy and post-natal care up to six weeks for women located within the Tamworth area.  You can see us at a venue that suits you, including clinics at Tamworth Aboriginal Medical Centre, Coledale and Tamworth Community Centres or your house.

How can you access us?

  • Ask your local doctor to refer you
  • Ask the staff at Tamworth Aboriginal Medical Service or Coledale Community Centre to refer you
  • Talk to staff at the antenatal clinic about referring you
  • You can contact us directly on the number below

Contact us

Tamworth Aboriginal Mothers and Babies Service

Natalie- Aboriginal Health Worker

Mikhaela – Registered Midwife

Jo – Registered Midwife

Phone: 02 67678100

Mobile: 0408699624


Healthone Quirindi

Healthone Quirindi Aboriginal Maternal Infant Health Service (AMIHS)

We aim to provide individualised culturally appropriate support and education during pregnancy, after birth for up to six weeks. Most importantly, you can see us at a venue that suits you, including a clinic at Walhallow, Werris Creek Multipurpose Service and the HealthOne Quirindi Community Health Centre, your house or a venue that suits you.

How can you access us?

  • Ask your local doctor to refer you
  • Ask the staff at Walhallow Health Aboriginal Medical Service to refer you
  • Talk to staff at the antenatal clinic located at Tamworth, Gunnedah or Scone Hospitals about referring you
  • You can contact us directly on the number below

Contact Us

HealthOne Quirindi Aboriginal Maternal & Infant Health Service

Anna - Aboriginal Health Worker

Therese - Midwife

Phone: 02 67460215

Mobile: 0419141574