Health & Community Care

RFDS Andamooka Health Servicces

Lot 33 (Top of the road) Hospital Road, Andamooka.
Attended by Remote Area Nurses. On call 24hrs for emergencies only.
Open Hours: 9.00-12noon and 2.00-5.00pm Mon / Tues / Thurs / Fri and 9.00-12noon Wed
Contact: 08 8672 7087 Fax: 08 8672 7272
Email: andaclinic@bigpond.com

Visiting Doctor

Calvary Community Care

Provides a range of services for aged, disabled or impaired residents of Andamooka. Located: Andamooka Medical Clinic, Hospital Road
Open hours: 9.00-12noon and 1.00-4.00pm Mon to Thurs. (best to call first)
Contact: Claudia Mitchell, 0418 973 502

For more information on Calvary Community Care visit:

My Aged Care

Contact: 1800 200 422 or visit: www.myagedcare.gov.au

Centrelink

Nearest office located in Port Augusta Older Australians: 132 300
Disability, Sickness & Carers: 132 717 Employment Serivices: 132 850 Families & Parents: 136 150
Youth & Students: 132 490 www.humanservices.gov.au

Roving Vet

Visiting Andamooka regularly. Check Newsletter for dates. Andamooka Medical Clinic
Redgum Vet & Pet Boarding, Port Augusta www.redgumboarding.com.au
To make an appointment ph: 08 8642 3308

Over 60s, Youth & Children

APOMA assists with the development and management of a range of special programs and services tha create an enjoyable and active social life for members of the community. Many of these programs are supported by community services to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to join in or get involved.

Wacky Wednesdays for Over 60’s

10.00am to 12 noon weekly at the SES/CFS headquarters, Christmas Hill Road.
Wacky Wednesday’s is a weekly social morning for seniors to enjoy a chat over a cuppa, join in a game of scrabble or other social activities, listen to guest speakers, and also get assistance on such things as how to use new phones or the internet.
Contact: Stefan on 0427 181 752 for more information.

Calvary Community Care works together with local volunteers to offer a pick-up and return home service for residents that have difficulty getting to Wacky Wednesdays and other community activities as well as shopping and medical appointments.
Contact: Claudia on 0418 973 502 to discuss.

Community Bus Trips to Roxby Downs, Woomera and Port Augusta

Join in the weekly bus trips to Roxby Downs and others to Woomera and Port Augusta. Participants have the chance to go shopping, take a social visit, or attend to personal matters, or take the opportunity to meet up with others from nearby towns.

Roxby Downs trips leave the Community Hall at around 9.30am on Thursdays.

For more information on this and other bus trips contact xxx

Andamooka Youth Group

The youth group is managed by the local youth coordinator and weekly activity nights are run between 5.00 – 8.00pm on Friday and Saturday nights. Youth enjoy music, movies, cooking, and games. The group also head off on special trips from time to time and they are well involved in major community events.

The program is funded through the Outback Communities Authority and jointly managed by APOMA. For more information contact The Coordinator on 0484 367 329.

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For Children

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Kids and families have loads to do in Andamooka. There is a huge undercover playground and adjacent skate park nearby to the caravan & camping ground off Opal Creek Blvd., where parents can keep a watch from the undercover BBQ kitchen and picnic spot.

The centrally located Splash Pad at the Community Hall is a winner with kids of all ages during the hotter months and once again supervising parents can relax under the Hall’s extensive shady verandah, enjoy a coffee from the Yacht Club cafe or fire up the community BBQ for a family sausage sizzle.

There are family games set up inside the Hall between 10.00 and 4.00 everyday excepting Monday and outside kids have the chance to chalk draw games such as hop-scotch or creative artworks on the concrete. In the Hall’s shady courtyard area there are kids tables set up and the cafe keeps a range of family board games handy.

Directly across the road are picnic tables set up within the Historic Cottages Reserve and families will enjoy exploring the row of ramshackle cottages built by the first settlers.

A great family treat is joining in a nocturnal walk at Arid Recovery located on the Borefield Road out from Olympic Dam. Book via their website at www.aridrecovery.org.au

With plenty to explore a family can spend a few busy days in and around Andamooka. See the suggested ‘Day by Day Itineraries’ for visitors.

Andamooka School runs a wide range of children’s programs and activities. Ph: 8672 7018
Visit their website at www.andac7sa.edu.au