Indigenous Community Health Service
Bidgerdii Community Health Service is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community controlled primary health care service, operating in the Rockhampton and Central Queensland region for more than fifteen years. The organisation is a bulk billing community controlled health service, managed by a Board of Directors who oversee and manage the strategic directions of the service.
Bidgerdii provide comprehensive primary health and well-being services to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in the Rockhampton and surrounding regions. Bidgerdii advocate for, and involve, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander community in primary health and well-being care. Bidgerdii collaborate with health and well-being partner agencies to enable integrated continuity of care for the community, and continue to work to contribute to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health policy and program reform in Queensland.
The name ‘Bidgerdii’ means healing plant and the bark of the plant was used for tobacco, and the leaves are used for healing such as sores or rashes. The Bidgerdii logo of two crossed leaves was designed by Ms Lorraine Lawton.