Townsville and Cairns medical services

Students Support Townsville and Cairns medical services

There are general health facilities on or near the Townsville and Cairns campuses.

For most health services you need to make an appointment and some services charge a cancellation fee if you miss your appointment. For specialist services, you will need to bring a referral from a general practitioner (GP).

If you are not familiar with the Australian health system, see About health services in Australia.

Townsville medical services

SERVICE

DETAILS

24-hour and emergency services

The Townsville Hospital

Accident and Emergency Department – front of the hospital

100 Angus Smith Drive, Douglas

Phone: 4433 2916

Web: http://www.health.qld.gov.au/townsville/Services/emergency.asp

 

Doctor to Your Door – after hours, mobile doctor service

Phone: 1300 968 736

Web: www.townsvillehomedoctor.com.au/index.php

JCU Health General Practice

A medical centre for JCU students and Townsville residents, JCU Health General Practice is located on level one of the Clinical Practice Building on the JCU campus. JCU students with a Medicare card and student card will be bulk billed for the appointment. International students with OSHC insurance with Allianz Global or Medibank will have their invoices sent directly to their insurer.

Open: Monday  to Friday, 8.00 am to 5.00 pm (Mondays and Wednesdays open to 6.00 pm)

Phone: 4759 6300

Email: reception@jcuhealth.com.au

Web: www.jcuhealth.com.au/our-clinics/general-practice

Pharmacy

Alive Discount Pharmacy is the nearest pharmacy and is located on the ground floor of the Clinical Practice Building on the JCU campus

Web: www.alivepharmacy.com.au.

Dental services

JCU Dental is located on the second floor of the Clinical Practice Building at JCU’s Townsville campus. General dental services are performed by supervised, senior JCU dental students. There is no charge for patients with a health care card. Appointments are necessary.

Open: Monday to Friday, 8.00 am to 5.00 pm

Phone: free call 1800 028 998

Web: http://jcudental.com/

 

The nearest private dentist is located in the Medilink Retail Centre at 100 Angus Smith Drive, Douglas.

Phone:  07 4725 5800.

If you have a Health Care Card you can access the Queensland Health Oral Health Service Townsville. Appointments are necessary.

Phone: 1300 300 850

Web: www.health.qld.gov.au/townsville/Services/oral_health.asp

Women’s Health

The Townsville Women’s Centre offers a health counselling and referral service for women and is located at 50-52 Patrick Street, Aitkenvale.

Phone: 07 4775 7555

Web: www.thewomenscentre.org.au/services/womens-health-service

Family Planning Queensland (FPQ)

FPQ’s Townsville office is not currently seeing clients.
The website has information and links:

Web: www.fpq.com.au/locations/tville_locations.php

Sexual health

Townsville Sexual Health Service

A free service including health checks, advice and counselling.

35 Gregory Street
North Ward Q 4810

Phone: 07 4433 9600

Web: www.health.qld.gov.au/sexhealth/help/townsville.asp

Cairns medical services

SERVICE

DETAILS

24-hour and emergency services

Cairns Hospital

Accident and Emergency Department – front of the hospital 165 The Esplanade, Cairns
Phone: 4226 0000
Web:
http://www.health.qld.gov.au/cairns_hinterland/html/cbh.asp

 

Cairns 24 Hour Medical Centre

Private medical centre for GP visits – corner of Grafton and Florence Street, Cairns. No appointment necessary.
Phone: 4052 1119

 

Cairns Dial-A-Doctor

A 24-hour, mobile doctor service that visits your home and bulk bills.
Phone: 1300 030 030

Medical centres near the campus

Smithfield Medical Centre

Medical centre with general practitioners located at Campus Village Shopping Centre (opposite the campus), Faculty Close, Smithfield. International students with OSHC insurance with Allianz Global will have their invoices sent directly to their insurer.

Open: Monday to Friday, 8.00 am to 5.00 pm

Phone: 07 40577300

Email: reception@smithfieldmedical.net

Web: www.smithfieldmedicalcentre.com.au

 

James Cook Medical Centre

Medical centre with general practitioners and psychologist. International students with OSHC insurance with Allianz Global will have their invoices sent directly to their insurer.

8 Maisel Close, Smithfield(turn left after the MacGregor Road car wash)

Open:  Monday to Friday, 8.30 am to 5.00 pm

Phone: 07 40578977

Email: dirig@cairns.net.au

Pharmacy

Marlin Coast Amcal is the nearest pharmacy, located in the Campus Village Shopping Centre (opposite the campus)

Open: every day, 8.00 am to 8.00 pm

Phone: 4057 8944

 

Other pharmacies are located in the Smithfield Shopping Centre and Trinity Beach Coastwatcher Shopping Centre.

In the city, The Cairns Apothecary in Grafton Street next to the Cairns 24 Hour Medical Centre is open every day 7.00 am to 11.00 pm.

Dental services

JCU Dental

JCU Dental is located at 9 McGregor Road, Smithfield on JCU’s Cairns campus. General dental services are performed by supervised, senior JCU dental students. There is no charge for patients with a health care card. Appointments are necessary.

Open: Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm

Phone: free call 1800 050 763

Web: http://jcudental.com/

 

Private dental surgeries near the campus include:

Smithfield Dental: 07 4038 2211

1300 SMILES Smithfield: 07 4038 1300

Trinity Beach Dental: 07 4057 6088

Women’s Health

Well Women’s Clinic on campus

In association with Queensland Health, this is a free service available on campus one day each month with trained women’s health nurses offering a range of women’s health checks and referrals. Find out more from the JCU Student Association on free call 1800 330 021 or admin.ccsa@jcu.edu.au

Family Planning Queensland (FPQ)

The service has doctors and nurses trained in sexual and reproductive health, offering advice and health checks. Appointments are necessary. Located at Solander Centre, 182 Grafton Street, Cairns.

Phone: (07) 4051 3788Email: cnsadmin@fpq.com.au

Web: http://www.fpq.com.au/locations/cairns_locations.php

Sexual health

Cairns Sexual Health Service

A free service including health checks, advice and counselling.

Cairns North Community Health Precinct
381 Sheridan St (across the road from Tobruk Pool)

Phone: 4226 4769

Web: www.health.qld.gov.au/sexhealth/help/cairns.asp