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About Cockburn Integrated Health

Cockburn Integrated Health (CIH) is a Not for Profit entity overseen by a Board of Management. The organisation was established in 2011 as part of the then Commonwealth GP Super Clinics Program with service start-up in October 2014. CIH is one of five (5) Super Clinics in Western Australia, with the others located in Midland, Wanneroo , Northam and Karratha. Funding for the establishment of CIH was provided by the Commonwealth Government, the City of Cockburn and Lotterywest.

CIH is conveniently located within the Cockburn Health and Community Facility, and works closely with the other service providers in the building. CIH’s vision is to “improve the health and wellbeing of the Cockburn population by providing coordinated multi-disciplinary primary health care services that are responsive to the needs and priorities of the local community.”

CIH is working towards this vision through meeting the following organisational objectives:

  • Supporting the provision of health services to alleviate sickness , distress and disability, especially to the medically, socially and financially disadvantaged.
  • Supporting integrated, multidisciplinary, culturally appropriate patient centred care
  • Supporting and encouraging preventative care and addressing lifestyle risk factors
  • Supporting education and training opportunities
  • Working with other service providers to integrate existing local programs and initiatives to better meet the needs of the local community
  • Encouraging cooperation with other organisations and community groups
  • Addressing health inequality across the Cockburn community and responding to the needs of disadvantaged groups in the region
  • Engaging with the community in relation to the quality, availability and accessibility of health services in the Cockburn region; and
  • Investing in research initiatives and programs focused on local health issues and prevention and management of chronic health conditions.