Here for your health.
Your new medical centre is now open in Wollongong!
Monday to Friday
8.30am to 6.00pm.
Call: (02) 4276 7000
Ochre Medical Centre Wollongong
The centre has been purpose built to provide up-to-date facilities required for the provision of comprehensive medical care for the community. Featuring 17 spacious consulting rooms boasting natural light, three-bed treatment room, and a dedicated procedure room.
Located on the corner of Crown Street and Corrimal Street in the CBD and within 500m of Wollongong’s waterfront and recreational parks. The area is serviced by multiple transport networks and all forms of CBD retail convenience. Click here for a map of car parking options around the medical centre.
About Ochre Medical Centre Wollongong
Ochre is proud to have five local experienced General Practitioners within the team who’ll see patients over a 15-minute consultation. Supporting our doctors, is a team of medial professionals including registered nurses, allied health and administration staff.
The mixed billing Centre will provide general practice services for you and your family’s health, from childhood vaccinations and aged care through to women’s and men’s health. Enabling patients to create a lasting rapport for years to come with their doctors. To learn more about our doctors and their medical specialties click the ‘Doctors’ tab above.
Bookings – New patients and walk-ins welcome.
Children under 16 years of age are bulk-billed.
New to the area or need a local GP? Contact us today.
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Dr Cathy Allen – Medical Coordinator / General Practitioner
MBBS, FRACGP, Senior Clinical Lecturer UOW, Diploma Family Planning, Grad. Cert Medical Education
Dr Allen will be joining the practice from day one and in her role as the Medical Coordinator, will be responsible for leading the clinical team and establishing the medical centre as the number one practice in Wollongong. She is a highly respected supervisor and mentor and is actively involved in GP registrar training and assessment via her involvement with RACGP. Dr Allen also teaches and mentors medical students through the Graduate School of Medicine programme at UOW.
Her area of interests include obstetrics and gynaecology (including shared care obstetrics), paediatrics, women’s health, minor procedures, including Implanon and Mirena insertion and removal, skin biopsy/ minor excisions. Other interests include Mental Health, Geriatric and Travel medicine (Yellow Fever certified provider).
Dr Cathy Allen will be working Mon, Tues and Weds.
Dr Shahla Danesh
MBBS, FRACGP, DA, Senior Clinical Lecturer UOW
Dr Danesh has been in general practice in the Wollongong area for over 30 years and will be bringing her experience to Ochre Medical Centre Wollongong from August 2016. Shahla acts as GP registrar supervisor for the RACGP, and is also a Senior Lecturer within the Graduate School of Medicine at the University of Wollongong, where she is passionate about teaching undergraduate medical students. She can perform minor procedures such as skin biopsies and Implanon insertions and removals.
Specialty Interest Areas: family medicine, women’s health and paediatrics.
Dr Danesh will be working on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Dr Gloria Marchioni
MBBS, FRACGP, RACGP Examiner
Dr Gloria Marchioni relocated to Wollongong in 2015, having worked in the Southern Highlands for 13 years. Fluent in Italian, she has experience in supervising medical registrars and medical students and is an examiner for the Royal College of GPs, as well as the Australian Medical Board.
Specialty Interest Areas: women’s health, aged care, mental health, general skin checks and minor procedures as well as musculoskeletal problems.
Dr Marchioni will be working from Tuesday to Friday each week
Dr Jan Hogbin
MBBS, FRACGP, Diploma of Sexual Health – family planning, Senior Clinical Lecturer UOW
Dr Hogbin has worked in Wollongong for more than 15 years and will join the new Ochre Medical Centre in Wollongong from August 2016. Jan has extensive experience in the mentoring of medical students through the Graduate School of Medicine at UoW and participates in the Shared Care Obstetrics programme at Wollongong Hospital.
Specialty Interest Areas: women’s health, paediatrics, sports injuries and general medicine, minor procedures such as skin biopsies and Implanon insertions and removals.
Dr Hogbin will be working on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays each week
Dr Bhavani Jayabalan
MBBS, MMed (Family Medicine), FRACGP, FCFPC, Honorary Clinical Lecturer UOW.
Dr Jayabalan started practicing medicine in 2006 after graduating from the National University of Singapore with specialty training in Family Medicine with the College of Family Physicians Singapore. Bhavani is fluent in Asian languages such as Tamil, Malay and Mandarin. She moved to Wollongong in 2015 with her family.
Specialty Interest Areas: Diabetes, Asthma, Paediatrics, Mental Health and implanon insertions & removals.
Dr Bhavani Jayabalan works Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays.
Level 1, 51 Crown Street, Wollongong, NSW 2500
02 4276 7000
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