• Appointments

    We have an appointment system with a morning walk in clinic for urgent consultations.

    Please make our receptionists aware if you require urgent treatment.

    A patient suffering from severe or persisting chest pain should immediately attend the Hospital Emergency Department.

    A standard appointment lasts 10-15 minutes. This may change if there have been emergencies or if the surgery is very busy. Should you feel that you require a longer appointment e.g. annual check-up, minor surgery, pap smear, insurance or WorkCover medical etc, please tell us at the time of booking. If more than one person in your family needs to be seen, please ask for an appointment for each of them.

    Please advise our receptionist of your preferred doctor within the practice and where possible your appointment will be made with them.

    If you are unable to attend your appointment we ask that you contact the surgery as soon as possible as we may be able to offer your appointment to someone else. Non-attendance and failure to advise the surgery may result in a fee.

  • Billing and fees

    Doctors appointments will only be bulk billed for patients holding pension cards, healthcare cards, and for children 16 and under.

    The medical centre offers health care plans, asthma care and telehealth as bulk billed items for patients with Medicare cards.

    Consultations to receive results are bulk billed.

    We accept DVA and WorkCover patients.


    • Standard consultation
      $65 (Medicare rebate $38.20, patient pays $26.80)
    • Long consultation
      $100 (Medicare rebate $73.95, patient pays $26.05)
    • Extended consultation
      $135 (Medicare rebate $106.85, patient pays $26.15)

    You will be required to pay for your consultation in full. If Medicare has your bank account details the rebate will be credited to your nominated account within 24 – 48 hours.

    PAP smears

    • With doctor
      Price dependent on length of consultation
  • Family medicine

    At Mullumbimby Comprehensive Health Centre our services encompass all of the general health care needs that might be required by you or your family, from newborns to adults to end-of-life care.

    We look forward to assisting you and your family in the management of your ailments, dilemmas and discomforts, whether they be physical or psychological or both.

    We understand the burden of illness and know that it can be eased by being well informed and by having a caring, considered health management plan. To this end, we seek to provide a continuum of heath care, based on collaboration between you, the patient, and our doctors, nurses and allied health professionals.

  • Results follow up

    Your doctor will advise when they expect the results of any tests or radiography to arrive at the practice. Follow-up of results has become a very important component of good medical care. For privacy, confidentiality and medico-legal reasons, your Doctor is likely to request a follow up appointment to discuss your results. Please talk to your Doctor if you have any concerns about this. Results will not be given out over the phone with the exception of INR results.

    Appointments to receive results are bulk billed.

  • Women’s health

    The doctors at Mullumbimby Comprehensive Health Centre provide advice on all aspects of women’s health, including a full range of contraceptive advice and options, STD screening, advice on reproductive health and preventive health care including 2 yearly pap smears, breast checks and mammograms. Your GP can also provide antenatal care.

    Breast Cancer

    The risk of developing breast cancer increases with age. 75% of breast cancer cases occur in women aged over 50. The 5 year survival rate for women with breast cancer is 88%. It is important to have 2 yearly mammograms when aged over 40 and these are provided free by Breastscreen Australia to asymptomatic women. It is also important to regularly examine breasts after each period and to report any persisting changes to your GP. Often benign conditions such as cysts are detected, so not every lump means cancer. Early detection greatly increases the treatment options and ongoing health.

    Cervical Cancer

    Cervical cancer has decreased by over 33% since organised pap smears began in 1991 in Australia at 2 yearly intervals. Pap smears are available from your regular doctor or one of the women’s health accredited practice nurses. We have a computerised recall system to remind you when your next check is due, the practice also participates in the national recall register.

    Ovarian Cancer

    The risk of Ovarian cancer increases with age over 50, family history, changes in the genes BRCA1 and BRCA2, early onset of periods and late cessation, childlessness, infertility and never taking the combined oral contraceptive. It often presents late and there is no proven prevention.

    It is important to have regular pap smears and biannual examinations of the pelvis and to report any changes such as pelvic pain, bloating, abnormal bleeding and lethargy. Pelvic ultrasound is used for diagnosis and your GP will refer you to a specialist sonographer if required.

  • Travel vaccinations

    We keep a large number of travel vaccinations in our dedicated vaccine fridge that immunise against:

    • Hepatitis A
    • Polio
    • Typhoid
    • Cholera
    • Meningitis
    • Diphtheria

    We can also update immunity against:

    • Measles
    • Mumps
    • Rubella
    • Whooping cough
    • Influenza

    We advise on malaria prophylaxis and prevention and treatment of travellers’ diarrhoea.

    Yellow Fever Vaccinations

    We are an approved government accredited vaccination centre for Yellow Fever.

    Prospective travellers will require a consultation with one of our GPs to review their medical history, risk of exposure, country vaccination requirements (for all countries being visited / transited) in line with the guidelines and requirements from the most recent NHMRC Australia Immunisation Handbook.

    If you require travel vaccinations you should contact your doctor as soon as possible as some vaccinations may require a series of injections.

    Where the Yellow Fever vaccine is given, the practice will provide the required certificate: “International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis.”

  • Chronic disease management

    Mullumbimby Comprehensive Health Centre has a dedicated chronic disease nurse to provide management plans to patients with chronic diseases such as asthma, coronary heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes and renal impairment.

    We work with our patients on prevention of chronic diseases and provide regular checks on cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure and help patients to improve these. We also have an excellent referral network of specialists and Allied Health professionals, both within the centre and wider afield, to help with chronic disease management.

    If you have been diagnosed with a chronic disease take the time to speak with your GP about a management plan. This clinic is designed to keep you healthy and decrease the suffering from symptoms and progression of the disease.

  • Skin clinic

    We have a dedicated skin clinic, which is a complete skin cancer diagnosis and treatment facility
with specialised equipment and two purpose built treatment rooms.

    Our digital mole scanning equipment enables us to store images
and compare changes over time for complete and thorough management. You are at risk of developing skin cancer if any of the following apply:

    • You have many moles
    • There is a family history of skin cancer
    • You have had excess UV exposure or sunburns
    • You have have fair skin or are over 40

    Melanomas can develop suddenly at any age. Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world.
 Our doctors are highly experienced in the diagnosis and management of skin cancer.

    Skin cancer can almost always be cured – if detected early.

  • QML Pathology

    The centre offers the onsite pathology services of QML Pathology (Queensland Medical Laboratory).

    QML Pathology is one of Queensland and northern New South Wales leaders in medical diagnostic testing, providing a professional service to patients and the medical community.

    Remaining at the forefront of laboratory testing technology and techniques, QML Pathology constantly strives to innovate and improve accuracy and efficiency within pathology practice and meet the needs of the ever-evolving medical community

    Onsite pathology services by QML Pathology provides easy access to pathology following your consultation and a shorter wait for results.

    Opening hours

    • Monday to Friday
      8:00am – 4pm
    • Saturday
  • Emergencies

    If you need a doctor urgently outside of our opening hours please call Byron District Hospital on 6639 9400.

    For emergencies call 000 for an ambulance.
  • Urgent Care Clinic

    On the day appointments are available by calling the surgery from 8am onwards until slots are filled. We recommend calling early to secure an appointment.

  • Opening Hours

    • Medical Centre
      Monday – Friday

      8.30 – 17.00
      8.30 – 11.30
    • Allied Health
      Monday – Friday

      8.30 – 17.00
      8.30 – 11.30

Make an appointment

Please contact us for an appointment using one of the methods below.

  • Medical Centre: (02) 6684 1511

  • Allied Health Centre: (02) 6684 6336

  • or fill in the form on contact page