About Us

Orange Aboriginal Medical Service (OAMS) is a community controlled, owned and operated organisation that has been providing Medical & Primary Health Care services to the local Orange community since 2005, and outreach dental services to Bathurst, Cowra, Parkes & Forbes since 2010.

OAMS is committed to work in partnership to contribute to “Closing the Gap” in health outcomes and achieving key goals (as agreed by COAG) by implementing initiatives under the following five priority areas:

  1. Preventive health:
  2. Primary health care:
  3. Hospital and hospital-related care:
  4. Patient experiences:
  5. Sustainability:

Our vision is too lead in the delivery of culturally sensitive, holistic and professional health care for Aboriginal people and the wider community.

 Annual Report

Our Values

OAMS is a proud member of the Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council (AH&MRC) who is the NSW peak body for the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services sector  (ACCHS), National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) who is the National peak body for the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services sector and also a member of a regional consortia of ACCHS entitled Bila Muuji Regional Aboriginal Health Services.

OAMS is focused on current and projected health issues, with ongoing enhancement and expansion of clinical services to meet demand, to maintain our existing accredited management practices and to consolidate our regional based services to continue to support our local and outlying communities.

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‘Change, the next step is ours’ – a $4 million dollar purpose built facility building – a Health & Hospitals Regional Funds Capital Works Project, was completed in November 2014.Read More
OAMS believes that strong linkages to the community are essential for successful health outcomes and has built a range of health, education and career development programs linking with already established groups and organisations within the region.Read More
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Outreach dental services are provided to Bathurst, Cowra, Forbes and Parkes monthly. In addition to preventive dentistry clients are also educated on how to protect the teeth of the next generation.Read More
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Providing education opportunities for both medical and health related study in Indigenous health, training for Aboriginal people in health related fields and supporting the local community to learn how to better take care of their own and family’s health are a key focus of OAMSRead More
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OAMS is a not-for-profit organisation that is governed by an independent skill based Board of Directors consisting of seven local people. The results of the boards activities has enabled OAMS to maintain a low risk rating with Commonwealth Health putting OAMS in good position for future growth.Read More

The OAMS network and partners are strategically integral to the success of our organisation. Whether providing governance assistance, training, funding or fee for service opportunitiesRead More

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Funded for 15 full time positions, OAMS provides employment for 28 local people through a unique income model. Supported by funding from state and federal government for 50% of costs, OAMS supplements its income through Medicare and its partner programsRead More
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OAMS has received a number of local, regional and state-based awards for service and for our outstanding staff.Read More