Wuchopperen offers culturally appropriate, comprehensive primary health care which includes medical and social and emotional wellbeing services.
Wuchopperen’s Manoora and Edmonton clinics are
open 8 am – 5 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 8 am – 1 pm
Wednesday. We are closed weekends and public holidays.
You don’t have to make an appointment but doing
so will reduce your wait time and make it more likely that you will see your
preferred health care practitioner. Please call Wuchopperen on 4080 1000 or the
Edmonton Clinic on 4040 3100 to make an appointment.
Wuchopperen staff may communicate with you by
phone, sending an SMS, by email or letter to remind you of appointments or
follow - up care. In some circumstances (for example, if you require urgent
follow up care) phone access to doctors may be available. Please be aware that
reception staff will take your name and number and ask why you are calling and so
the doctor can review your request.
Wuchopperen can supply an interpreter service if
you need one. Please let us know when you book an appointment. Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander cultural support staff are also available.
Wuchopperen bulk bills, so there should be no
cost in visiting one of our clinics. If you are referred to another doctor or
organisation, please make sure you ask your health staff if there are any extra
costs. They will try to refer you to other bulk billing services, however, in
some cases you may have to pay for an external service.
Transport is available for current clients who
reside between Palm Cove and Gordonvale. Scheduled pick-ups must be arranged at
least 24 hours prior to your appointment. Transport for urgent matters may be
available on the day. To organise transport please call 4080 1000.
Our service participates in national and state
reminder systems. If you do not wish your personal details to be registered,
please advise reception. We also issue reminder letters advising of your
upcoming appointments. If you do not wish to receive reminders please advise
Wuchopperen is committed to giving you the best
possible care, so a follow up appointment to receive your test results will be
made before you leave the clinic. We may contact you prior to your follow – up
appointment if your test result requires more urgent attention.
Wuchopperen employees are governed by strict
privacy and confidentiality laws. We keep your personal and health information
secure, private and confidential. We will not give it to anyone else without
your permission, unless there is a threat to your life, wellbeing or safety, or
unless the law says we must. If you want your personal information, or agree to
someone else seeing it, please ask your doctor or the clinic manager for it.
Wuchopperen offers home visits on a case by case
basis. If you feel you need a home visit please call us on 4080 1000 and we
will discuss your situation with a doctor. A doctor, nurse or health worker may
come and see you at home or, if you are very unwell, you may be advised to go
Wuchopperen is committed to protecting client
keep your personal and health information secure, private and confidential.
We’d love to know what you think of our service.
Please fill out our private and secure Feedback Form with your comments and
You can also fill out a Feedback Form at our
Manoora and Edmonton Clinics if you prefer.
If you have a complaint about Wuchopperen please let us know.You can make a complaint:
Feedback and Complaints
Wuchopperen Health Service Limited
PO BOX 878
MANUNDA QLD 4870
All complaints will be responded to within 30 calendar days and are processed in accordance with our Feedback and Complaints Policy and Procedure.
If you have made a complaint and are not
satisfied with the outcome or the way it was managed you can refer the matter
to the Wuchopperen Chief Executive Officer, Chairperson of the Board, the Board
of Directors or the following organisations:
Office of the Health Ombudsman
PO BOX 3281 George Street
BRISBANE QLD 4000
Phone: 133 OHO (133 646)
Queensland OmbudsmanLevel 25, 288 Edward Street
GPO BOX 5218
SYDNEY NSW 2001
Phone: 1300 363 992
Child Safety Complaints
Department of Communities
Phone: 1800 080 464
The Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights describes the rights of patients and other people using the Australian health system. These rights are essential to make sure that, wherever and whenever care is provided, it is of high quality and is safe.
The Charter recognises that people receiving care and people providing care all have important parts to play in achieving healthcare rights. The Charter allows patients, consumers, families, carers and services providing health care to share an understanding of the rights of people receiving health care.
This helps everyone to work together towards a safe and high quality health system. A genuine partnership between patients, consumers and providers is important so that everyone achieves the best possible outcomes.
Find out more at the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare.
Wuchopperen's Client's Rights Charter is a guide to the rights and responsibilities of our clients, families and carers.
Wuchopperen’s Manoora and Edmonton clinics are open 8 am – 5 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 8 am – 1 pm Wednesday. We are closed weekends and public holidays.
For URGENT or LIFE THREATENING medical attention please phone the ambulance on 000 or go to Cairns Hospital Accident and Emergency Department.
If you need non-urgent medical attention outside of our usual business hours, please call the 24 Hour Medical Centre, corner Grafton and Florence Streets, Cairns, on 07 4052 1119. Dial a Doctor is also available from 6.00 pm, weekends and public holidays on 1300 030 030.
Please tell the doctor who sees you that you are a patient of Wuchopperen Health Service and you would like a summary of your consultation forwarded to us.
Health information and advice is also available on 13 HEALTH (13 432 584).