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Central Clinic

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Location
Colacag Plaza, 76 Todd Street, Alice Springs (650m from Alice Springs Hospital)

Category
John Flynn Scholars, GP Registrars (basic and advanced terms)

Population
The town’s multi-ethnic population is around 28,000, with approximately 20 percent from an Indigenous background.

Major Language Groups
The traditional owners of the Alice Springs area are the Central Arrernte people. It is the largest town in central Australia and the languages of Warlpiri, Warumungu, Kaytetye, Alyawarre, Luritja, Pintupi, Pitjantjatjara, Yankunytjatjara, Ngaanyatjarra, Pertame, Eastern, and Western Arrernte are spoken, amongst others.

Access
Alice Springs is on the Stuart Highway and is nearly half way, about 1500 kms, from both Adelaide and Darwin.

Access via Air
The Alice Springs Airport is located 14km South of town. Regular direct flights operate between Alice Springs and all capital cities in Australia.

Seasonal Access
Year around access

Health Programs
Aged Care, Palliative Care
Children’s Health
Men’s and Women’s Health
Family Planning
Chronic Disease Management

Health Centre Information
Central Clinic is an established general practice in the centre of Alice Springs. It has enthusiastic and experienced rural General Practitioners who supervise and facilitate student learning.

Facilities and rooms:

  • Large treatment / procedure room with adjustable height exam couch (disability access)
  • Staff training room
  • Laptop for general/after hours use
  • Seven consulting rooms, upgraded reception/waiting room
  • ECG, spirometry etc
  • Fully Computerised (MD, Pracsoft)
  • Broadband access in all rooms, individual email addresses, access to telemedicine

Clinic Staff: 1 Practice Manager, 1 full time practice nurse, 4 reception staff and 12 (mostly part time) GPs.

Specialist Visits
NA

Open Times
Mon – Fri: 0830 hrs – 1200 hrs | 1300 hrs – 1730 hrs
Sat:          0830hrs – 1200hrs

Contact details
Central Clinic
Colacag Plaza, 76 Todd Street, Alice Springs
P: (08) 8952 1088 | F: (08) 08 8952 5060
E: admin@centralclinic.net.au

Useful Links
Alice Springs Town Council – Central Clinic

Community Profile

History
Traditional home of the Arrernte people, Alice Springs was navigated for white settlement in the 1860s by explorer John McDouall Stuart who led an expedition through the Centre. Discovery of alluvial gold at Arltunga, some 100 kms East of Alice Springs in 1887 provided a population boom for the Centre and white settlers utilised the area for pastoralism.

Art & Culture
The Alice Springs Cultural Precinct has some of the most interesting cultural and historical attractions in Alice Springs, encompassing performing arts, the natural history of the region, Aboriginal culture and the more recent European settlement.

The attractions which make up the Alice Springs Cultural Precinct include the Araluen Centre & Galleries, Central Australian Aviation Museum, Grand Circle Yeperenye Sculpture, Memorial Cemetery, Museum of Central Australia, Albert Namatjira Gallery,  and Central Craft.

City/Shire Council
Alice Springs Town Council

Local & Govt Services
Alice Springs has all the facilities and amenities expected of a large established outback settlement, including a hospital.

Facilities                                          
Alice Springs has all the facilities and amenities expected of a large established outback settlement, including a new Aquatic and Leisure Centre with a conference Centre and Casino.

Attractions
Located in the Northern Territory and encircled by the MacDonnell Ranges, Alice Springs is a combination of ancient Aboriginal culture meeting modern day living. Alice Springs is also a hub for tours to its surrounding spectacular natural attractions of Central Australia: The Kata Tjuta National Park (Uluru), MacDonnell Ranges, the Kings Canyon and the Simpson Desert.

Telecommunications reception and Internet access
Full mobile reception and internet facilities available

Permits required i.e. camping, alcohol, beach etc
Some areas are designated alcohol free – it pays to check prior to arrival

The most common permit for exploring the area is the ‘Mereenie Loop permit’ which covers those travelling between Uluru and Alice Springs on the *Red Centre way. Further information about travelling through the Central Australia regions and where permits are required by visiting the Central Land Council website or by phone on 08 8951 6211.

Useful Links:
Alice Springs Council
Central Australian Tourism
Tourism NT
Travel NT – Northern Territory Tourism Information
The Alice
Araluen Cultural Precinct Brochure
Parks Australia – Parks & Reserves Commonwealth National Parks Information

*The route runs initially along a minor loop encompassing Larapinta and Namatjira Drives through Aboriginal land-holdings from Alice Springs on to Glen Helen or Hermannsburg, thereafter becoming a single road progressing on to Kings Canyon. From there Luritja Road runs down to join up with the Lasseter Highway, feeding off the Stuart Highway at Erldunda and on to Uluru. The route passes through some of the Northern Territory’s most spectacular countryside, and also offers an alternate route for visitors travelling to and from Uluru and Alice Springs.

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