The Pilbara Aboriginal Health Alliance (PAHA) is a partnership between the three Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHO’s) based in the Pilbara region of WA, namely, Mawarnkarra Health Service; Wirraka Maya Health Service Aboriginal Corporation; and Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service (Member ACCHO’s ).
Mawarnkarra Health Service provides the families of Roebourne and surrounding communities with a fully functional and accredited Clinic. We provide a team of health practitioners – including 3 full time doctors plus visiting specialist practitioners. Mawarnkarra also offers the allied health services such as physiotherapy. Mawarnkarra provides outreach programs to remote communities; and health focused education and community events. Mawarnkarra runs a number of social health programs and services such as Tackling Indigenous Smoking, SEWB, Environmental Health, Alcohol and Nutrition and Women’s Safehouse. Mawarnkarra is also a NDIS provider.
Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service (PAMS) is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service located in the East Pilbara region and delivers services in communities located in the Great Sandy, Little Sandy and Gibson Deserts. PAMS provides comprehensive health services supported by visiting clinicians and allied health practitioners to the Martu Nyiyaparli people in the four communities of Newman Jigalong, Parnngurr, Punmu and Kunawarritji. The Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service (PAMS) aims to provide the highest standard of patient care whilst incorporating a holistic approach toward diagnosis and management of illness.
Wirraka Maya Health Service Aboriginal Corporation is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service designed to ensure that clients journey through the health system meets their medical, health, social and cultural needs. WMHSAC offers a comprehensive counselling service and provides a full array of mental health and life determining services to the local and surrounding communities. WMHSAC is also a registered NDIS provider and a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that delivers Certificate IV in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care for students from across the Pilbara region.