Ochre Medical Centre St Helens, TAS

FOR APPOINTMENTS PLEASE CALL: (03) 6376 2971

Overview
St Helens is the largest township on the East Coast of Tasmania.  A picture-perfect location legendary for its pristine waters, clear blue skies, world famous national parks and gourmet fresh produce. This is your opportunity to slow the pace, take a deep breath and enjoy the very best experience Tasmania has to offer. The community of St Helens value connection, communication and care. Situated in the heart of the East Coast and your gateway to the Bay of Fires and Binalong Bay. Your only problem once you arrive will be not wanting to leave!

Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday: 9:00am – 4:30pm

Billing type
This is a bulk-billing practice.  However, some clinical items and medical services may incur a fee,
enquire at reception for list of fees.

Registered Nurses
Names of our Registered Nurses are yet to be announced.
We will have a list of services provided by the Registered Nurses available soon.

List of visiting and on-site allied health and pathology services
A range of allied health providers visit St Helens on a regular basis. For more information please speak with reception.

Dr Janet Cantley (MBBS, Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology) – General Practitioner / VMO 

Dr Cantley graduated from Adelaide University with a medical degree. She then spent 3 years working in Adelaide hospitals as an intern and RMO. Subsequent to that, she spent the next 3 years in GP training, starting her own practice in Modbury SA and then moved to Portland VIC in 2006. For four years, Janet conducted GP & ED work in VIC and then returned to Adelaide where she worked as a GP at several practices. Janet has been working as a locum from 2012 to 2016 and has completed locum GP/ED placements right across Australia. Janet has worked at Ochre Medical Centre, St Helens, as a locum across 2016/17. Janet and her husband fell in love with St Helens, so much so that Janet has now relocated to work as a permanent GP/VMO at the Ochre Medical Centre. Janet enjoys reading, walking and travel, which she intends to do lots more of while spending time in Tasmania.

Specialty interest areas: Women’s & children’s health.  Minor procedures including excisions of lesions.  Mental Health.  Insert and remove mirena’s  (IUD), contraceptive devices and insert/remove implanon & contraceptive implants.

Dr Cantley works full time.

Dr Molly Shorthouse (FACRRM, MBMS (Hons.), BSc) – General Practitioner/ VMO

Dr Molly Shorthouse has been working and training in Emergency Medicine, Remote General Practice, Indigenous Health & Mental Health over the past 10 years. Dr Shorthouse is a Rural Generalist with Advanced Skills Training in Mental Health. Molly is a board member on the National GP Mental Health Standards Collaboration. Dr Shorthouse worked at Ochre St Helens in December 2016 and has now moved to the town to work as a Permanent GP/VMO at the Ochre Health Medical Centre St Helens.

Specialty interest areas: Mental Health, Children & Adult Health, Emergency Medicine and Indigenous Health

Dr Shorthouse works four days a week.

 

Address
Hub-4-Health
5 Portland Court
St Helens TAS 7216

Phone, Fax & Email
Phone: (03) 6376 2971
Email: sthelens@ochrehealth.com.au

Overview

St Helens is the largest township on the East Coast of Tasmania.  A picture-perfect location legendary for her pristine waters, clear blue skies, world famous national parks and gourmet fresh produce. This is your opportunity to slow the pace , take a deep breath and enjoy the very best experience Tasmania has to offer. The community of St Helens value connection, communication and care. Situated in the heart of the East Coast and your gateway to the Bay of Fires and Binalong Bay. You only problem once you arrive will be not wanting to leave!

St Helens is the largest town on the north-east coast of Tasmania. Located on the Tasman Highway (around 160km east of Launceston), it is one the fastest growing areas of Tasmania with a population of 2,173 in 2011. St Helens was named after the town of the same name on the Isle of Wight (England), it’s history is rooted in whaling, fishing, mining, shipping and timber. The first European to explore the St Helens area was Captain Tobias Furneaux who sailed up the coast in 1773. He named the southern point of Georges Bay, St Helens Point.

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