The Oak Valley health clinic was established in 1985 when a few of the old people from Yalata decided that they wanted to return to country. Originally the clinic was a caravan at the edge of a campsite. The nurse lived and worked out of the van. There was no infrastructure and minimal services.
RFDS played a role in providing GP clinics on a monthly basis. From that, OV now has grown into a community that has infrastructure and a new clinic.