Gungahlin Community Health Centre
People living in Gungahlin, one of Australia's fastest growing areas, now have their own community health centre.
The Gungahlin Community Health Centre was built close to the Gungahlin main shopping precinct. It opened in September 2012.
The Gungahlin Community Health Centre focuses on the specific health needs of the Gungahlin community and surrounding areas. It is an innovative new building constructed adjacent to the existing Child and Family Centre.
Before its completion feedback from local Gungahlin residents suggested they were looking forward to having access to community health services closer to home.
The care provided by the community health centre is multidisciplinary, collaborative, and provided in a culturally safe environment. The centre is clearly recognisable within its surroundings as a community-friendly facility.
The building and entrance are clearly identified with signage that meets the needs of a diverse community.
The new health centre offers: community nursing ambulatory clinics; allied health services including physiotherapy and podiatry; dental surgeries for children and youth; and a range of services for women and children including a women's health nurse and a nutrition clinic.
An ACT Pathology collection centre also relocated into the new health centre.
The building includes many environmentally sustainable design principles such as: energy efficient lighting systems; fresh air ventilation; air-cooled chillers, as opposed to water-cooled chillers; cyclist facilities for sustainable transport; and storm water retention tanks located beneath the surface-level car park which retain captured water used for irrigating the landscaped areas.
More information about services is available in the Gungahlin Community Health Centre section of the ACT Health website.
For more information about this Health Infrastructure Program project email: HIP@act.gov.au