Services

Our friendly Dental Team can help you with your dental needs, at no cost: This includes

  • Emergency appointments
  • Checks and cleans
  • Fillings
  • Extractions
  • Preventative treatment
  • Use of Child Dental Benefits Schedule for eligible children
  • School Dental Screenings
  • Special Projects that will be advertised on IAMS Facebook page
Illawarra Aboriginal Medical Service

Important Information

Eligibility

Please note that people 18 years and older require a Confirmation of Aboriginality to access our dental services and it is encouraged to attend IAMS for a comprehensive health check with the IAMS GP.

Referral Pathways

The IAMS can refer you to local and Sydney based allied health professionals and specialists. These may be private of bulk-billed depending on the circumstances.

Appointments

Please call (02) 4229 9755 for an appointment.

Every effort will be made to accommodate your preferred time. Emergencies will always be given priority and our reception staff will attempt to contact you if there are any changes.

Please let us know if you change your address or phone number.

After Hours Care Arrangements

If you have an urgent medical situation you should go to Wollongong Hospital or Shellharbour Hospital Emergency Department. If you require emergency assistance please call an ambulance on triple zero (000) or 112 from your mobile telephone.

Fees & Billing Arrangements

There is no cost for dental service. Children eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule can have their treatment bulk billed.

Privacy & Confidentiality

Your medical record is a confidential document. It is the policy of the IAMS to maintain security of personal health information at all times and to ensure that this information is only available to authorised members of staff.

Please ask for a copy of our Privacy Policy document. (Maybe put a link to the privacy policy)

Be An Active Participant In Your Own Health Care

  • Take part in decisions about your health and care
  • Ask questions and let staff know your concerns
  • Ask for information about your condition or treatments
  • Keep a list of all the medicines you are taking and bring it with you on your visits
  • Make sure you understand the medicines you are taking – ask questions
  • Get the results of any tests or procedures you have undergone
  • Talk about your options if you need to go into hospital
  • Make sure you understand what will happen if you need surgery or a procedure
  • Make sure you, your doctor and anyone else involved agree on what will be done for your health care
  • Before you leave hospital, ask for information about what you will need to do at home and let your doctor or Aboriginal health worker be aware.

Additional Information

Privacy & Confidentiality

Your medical record is a confidential document. It is the policy of the IAMS to maintain security of personal health information at all times and to ensure that this information is only available to authorised members of staff.

Please ask for a copy of our Privacy Policy document. (Maybe put a link to the privacy policy)

Be An Active Participant In Your Own Health Care

  • Take part in decisions about your health and care
  • Ask questions and let staff know your concerns
  • Ask for information about your condition or treatments
  • Keep a list of all the medicines you are taking and bring it with you on your visits
  • Make sure you understand the medicines you are taking – ask questions
  • Get the results of any tests or procedures you have undergone
  • Talk about your options if you need to go into hospital
  • Make sure you understand what will happen if you need surgery or a procedure
  • Make sure you, your doctor and anyone else involved agree on what will be done for your health care
  • Before you leave hospital, ask for information about what you will need to do at home and let your doctor or Aboriginal health worker be aware.
More Questions? Contact us

We would like to acknowledge and pay our respects to the traditional custodians of this land where we work and live, to the Elders both past and present, and to the children and young people of today who are the Elders of tomorrow.

Important Annual Events

Survival Day

26th January

Apology Day

13th February

Sorry Day

26th May

Day of the 1967 Referendum

27th May

NAIDOC Week

5th July – 12th July

Wollongong

150 Church St, Wollongong NSW 2500
Phone: (02) 4229 9495
Dental: (02) 4229 9755
Fax: (02) 4262 8788
Opening Hours: 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday