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Apunipima Cape York Health Council provides comprehensive primary health care to eleven Cape York communities via its Healthy Lifestyles and Family Health teams. Apunipima also provides a client transport service to enable people travelling to Cairns from Cape York for medical treatment to be collected from airport, taken to their accommodation and appointments and dropped back at the airport.

Healthy Lifestyles

Our Healthy Lifestyles team deliver clinical services in addition to running preventative health and education programs. The team work closely with local health staff and members of the community to ensure the relevance of programs and services.

The Healthy Lifestyles team cover:

Family Health

Our Family Health Team is made up of nurses, doctors, a paediatrician, health workers, men's health team and midwives. We support the people of Cape York to have a quality healthy family from birth through to adulthood and we do this through the delivery of a wide range of programs including:

Referrals can be made to Apunipima for services to: 

Podiatrists, Dietitians, Diabetes Educators, Audiologists, Aboriginal Health Workers/Practitioners, Paediatrics, Maternal Child Health program and the Social Emotional Wellbeing program. For Allied Health and Social Emotional Wellbeing Services, please utilise the referral forms linked below.

Social-Emotional Wellbeing referral form

Allied Health referrals please use the appropriate Medicare referal

715 Allied Health referral form

723 Allied Health referral form

Paediatrics and Maternal Child Health Program, please fax a referral letter including relevant medical history.

All referrals are faxed to (07) 4038 4101.