Information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples2024-02-23T13:42:01+10:00

Information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

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    Your Blood, Your Story: Info about your genetics and DNA

    If you would like to learn more about your DNA and genes, watch this video:

    Your blood, your story” Let’s have a yarn about DNA, genes and genetic health

    This video was put together by the Indigenous Genomics Health Literacy Project (IG-HeLP) at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute.

    Genetic Health Queensland (GHQ)

    GHQ is a free Queensland Health service that provides diagnosis, genetic testing and information to individuals and their families. To access GHQ, you will need a referral from your GP or specialist.

    To find out more, talk to your doctor.

    You might benefit from a referral to GHQ if:

    • You have a developmental, intellectual or physical disability
    • You are concerned about your risk of a genetic condition
    • You have a personal and/or family history of a known genetic condition or cancer
    • You are concerned about the chance of passing on a genetic condition in a current or future pregnancy

    You can find out more information about your appointment or referral here.

    You can click on your home region to open or download a copy of our brochure. Each brochure contains the same information, but each separate region contains custom artwork from a local indigenous artist.

    South East Queensland

    Central Queensland

    North Queensland

    Far North Queensland

    Darling Downs


    North West Queensland

    Torres Strait

    Block 7


    Contact us

    Genetic Health Queensland Outpatients Location: Level 6, Block 7 Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital Campus HERSTON QLD 4029 Phone: (07) 3646 1686 Email: 

    In an emergency call 000.

    Refer a patient

    To refer your patient, view the

    Information for referrers

    Genetics General Referral Guidelines

    Genetics Cancer Referral Guidelines

    GP and Specialist Referral Hotline: 1300 364 938

    Need help outside hours?

    For non-urgent medical issues call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) or visit your GP.

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