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Support your body this springtime

At Mullumbimby Comprehensive Health Centre we acknowledge the benefits of working together as practitioners to treat the body as a whole. Collaboration between various modalities within the practice is one of our many assets in our support of your individual preventative health needs.  With that in mind, we wanted to take a look at ways

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How to check for skin cancer

We have a number of GPs specialising in skin at Mullumbimby Comprehensive Health Centre, one of them is Dr Dunstan Thompson, who has put together this useful information about how to check and monitor yourself for signs of skin cancer. Who’s at risk of skin cancer? A staggering two in three Australians will be diagnosed

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Health and wellness support guide

We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic has been very stressful for everyone. Our physical and social interactions have been limited, job status and financial situations have changed or become unstable and there are still a lot of unknowns about the future. This can cause a lot of conscious (known) and unconscious (unknown) stress in our

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Getting support for your mental health

If you’ve been feeling worried, anxious, sad or struggling to cope for more than two weeks, it might be time to get some professional help. We have qualified and experienced psychologists and mental health counsellors here to support you. You will need to request a mental health care plan from your GP to see a

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Preventing skin cancer

The Australian sun radiates strong UV rays, exposure to which can lead to skin cancer and skin damage. These UV rays generate the production of free radicals which create unstable oxygen molecules that cause inflammation and damage the cells function and your skin’s DNA.  “DNA damage can cause changes in your genes called mutations that lead

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Exercise and activity essentials

Being physically active and exercising regularly is an important part of living a healthy lifestyle. Research shows that 20mins of moderate levels of exercise or activity 5 days per week has many health benefits and can reduce your likelihood of illness and disease. Take a look at some simple and effective solutions to help get

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Healthy eating and drinking tips

These tips are a good way to check in with your daily habits and review what you are already doing and help you find easy solutions to make positive changes that can support your healthy living goals. Drinks Stay hydrated = how do you know if you are dehydrated? What does it feel like? How

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Healthy food guidelines and serving sizes

To ensure you are getting a balanced diet with the adequate amount of nutrition daily means taking a look at the food diversity and serving size on your plate. Use the following guidelines as a checklist to review your current eating habits; Choose a medium size plate or bowl to begin with (rather than a

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Weight management

Supporting the regulation of your weight to your optimal range supports your ability to prevent and manage chronic illnesses and diseases. Maintaining your optimal weight and monitoring where your body fat is stored can help you reduce the risk of chronic disease. Where your body fat is stored may indicate an increased risk for chronic

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Exercise Physiology MCHC 2019

Mullumbimby Comprehensive Health Centre now has exercise physiology in its allied health offerings at the centre. Exercise Physiologists are university trained professionals specialising in chronic disease management who can help with physical rehab, tailored exercise programs and behavioural coaching among other support. Recognised by Medicare, Department of Veterans Affairs and other health funds, they prescribe

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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
Saturday: 8.30 – 11.30

Allied Health
Monday – Friday: 8.30 – 17.00
Saturday: 8.30 – 11.30