Community Programs

Health and Wellbeing

Good health is the key to building strong families and communities. The Health and Wellbeing Program supports the IBN Community during times of illness and provides extra support to Elders and people with disabilities.

To view a full description of each program, plus the benefits, exclusions/conditions and required documentation download a copy of the Community Programs Handbook.

2.1 General Health (excludes travel)

Up to $10,000 per financial year for medical and health expenses as prescribed by a doctor.

See page 26-27 of the Handbook for more information.

Form 2.1

2.2 Dental Health (includes travel)

Up to $10,000 per financial year toward the cost of dental treatment/travel recommended by a qualified dentist.

See page 28 of the Handbook for more information.

Form 2.2

2.3 Medical Travel

This program provides support, when not available through PATS or other providers, for travel expenses for medical care away from home, including procedures and specialist appointments, and medical escort and patient support travel.
Assistance is provided in four key areas:

  • IBN patient travel
  • Medical travel escort
  • Patient support for an ill or injured child
  • Patient support for a critically ill or injured person

See page 29-33 of the Handbook for more information.

Form 2.3

2.4 Home Support for Members on Age or Disability Pension

This program provides extra support for people on Age or Disability pensions.

IBN can assist with:

  • HACC meals
  • Accessibility home or vehicle modifications and/or mobility aids
  • Vehicle servicing
  • Gardening Services (Hedland only)
  • Computers
  • Pest control

Special note: This program is managed by the Service Delivery Team. Please contact an IBN Field Officer to apply.

See page 32 of the Handbook for more information.

Form 2.4

2.5 Community Health

This program provides support to help IBN Community Members maintain clean and healthy homes and communities.

IBN can assist with:
• Skip bins
• Veterinary expenses
• Bottled water/water purifier systems

See page 35 of the Handbook for more information.

Form 2.5