Bidyadanga Community Clinic was established in 1986. With a population of around 800, it is the largest discrete Aboriginal community in Western Australia.
Clinical services are operated by KAMSC (the Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council) on behalf of the community of Bidyadanga, with Bidyadanga Community Council having representation as a member of the KAMSC governing committee.
Health staff include a fulltime Clinic Manager, five Aboriginal Health Workers including two Senior positions, four Registered Nurses, Receptionist, Clinic drivers, Cleaner and visiting GP services provided by both the Broome Regional Aboriginal Medical Service (BRAMS) and KAMSC.
Bidyadanga clinic provides a welcoming environment for education and training of health staff, including Aboriginal Health Worker trainees, nursing students, medical students and GP Registrars.
Bidyadanga is a large community with complex health needs, including high rates of both acute and chronic illness. In addition to the day to day care provided by health staff, the Bidyadanga clinic provides a range of both clinic and community-based population health and preventive health programs.
Facilities in the community of Bidyadanga include a large community store, fuel outlet, multi-functional police unit, school, telecentre, and a community swimming pool completed in 2007.