YERIN ELEANOR DUNCAN ABORIGINAL HEALTH SERVICES LAUNCHES NEW
OUTREACH DENTAL CLINIC IN WOY WOY
Local Aboriginal health service provider, Yerin Eleanor Duncan Aboriginal Health Services is expanding its dental program with the launch of a new Gulgul Yirra Outreach Dental Clinic in Woy Woy.
Located in Woy Woy Public Hospital, the Outreach Dental Clinic will open on Friday 5 March and will operate every second Friday.
The Gulgul Yirra Clinic, meaning ‘strong teeth’ in Darkinjung language, will provide culturally responsive dental services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living on the Central Coast, in particular those living on the Peninsula.
The new clinic is Yerin’s second on the Central Coast, following the opening of their flagship dental clinic in Wyong in 2018.
Yerin Eleanor Duncan’s Chief Executive Officer Belinda Field said the opening of a second dental clinic is a major milestone for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community on the Central Coast.
“Since opening our first dental clinic in 2018, we’ve seen firsthand the need and demand for culturally appropriate dental services,” said Ms Field.
“Our Gulgul Yirra Dental Clinic in Wyong has grown exponentially and is now open five days per week, supporting almost 2,000 patients and delivering over 15,000 treatments annually.
“We’re thrilled to be able to expand and offer these services in a new location on the southern end of the Central Coast, making them even more accessible to even more of our community,” she concluded.
The new outreach clinic builds on Yerin’s 25-year history of providing primary health care to the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community including dental, GP, early childhood, chronic disease, mental health, alcohol and other drugs, NDIS support and permanency support services.
To be eligible for an appointment, clients must be Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and have a current 715 Health Check.
Bookings can be made by phoning Yerin on 02 4350 0222.