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Ochre Medical Centre Boggabri
Monday to Friday
9.00am to 5.00pm
1 Wee Waa Street
Bogabbri, NSW, 2382
Call: (02) 6749 7097
Boggabri Medical Centre is the sole practice in the town and is located in one wing of Boggabri Hospital. A 16 bed nursing home is also located in the same building and the doctors provide on-call services to the hospital. The hospital has 4 acute and 16 long stay beds with the nearest referral hospital being a 90 minute drive away in Tamworth.
Hours of operation
9:00am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday
Ochre Health is a mixed billing practice. Bulk billing is available at the discretion of the individual doctor and as a general guide, pensioners (over 65 years of age), health care card holders and children under 16 years can be bulk billed at certain times during the day. Please ask our friendly reception team for more details. Please also note, we have systems in place to process your Medicare rebate claims on the spot.
One Registered Nurse
List of visiting and on-site allied health and pathology services
Dr Nishad Gamage (MBBS) – General Practitioner/VMO
Dr Nishad Gamage is originally from Sri Lanka and studied MBBS in Colombo. He joined the team in Boggabri in February 2014 after working at Gosford and Wyong Hospital. He holds General Registration with AHPRA and will be applying for a place on the 2015 Remote Vocational Training Scheme.
Specialty interest area: Skin and Rural Medicine
Dr Oshi Gunawardhana (MBBS) – General Practitioner/VMO
Dr Oshi Gunawardhana is originally from Sri Lanka and studied MBBS in Colombo. She joined the team in Boggabri in February 2014 after working at Gosford and Wyong Hospital. She holds General Registration with AHPRA and will be applying for a place on the 2015 Remote Vocational Training Scheme.
Specialty interest area: Mental Health
Wee Waa Street
Bogabbri, NSW, 2382
(02) 6749 7097
Boggabri is a small town on the Kamilaroi Highway in north-western NSW in Narrabri Shire, between Gunnedah and Narrabri. In 2011 Census the population of Boggabri was 1,189.The name Boggabri comes from Gamilaraay bagaaybaraay, literally means “having creeks”. The same “creek” element is found in the name of Boggabilla.
The Namoi River passes through Boggabri. Fishing is a popular activity on the Namoi River.
Boggabri’s main tourist attraction is Gin’s Leap, so-called after a story of an Aboriginal girl who jumped from the cliff while trying to escape a group of men in the 17th or 18th century.
With a rich agricultural history and several recently opened coal mines the town is set for further expansion. The town boasts a nine hole golf course, bowling club and RSL Club. A modern motel, caravan park which has 3 cabins available (which bookings can be made through the Narrabri Visitor Information Centre, they are self-contained but must supply your own linen) and two hotels provide accommodation in the town while fuel and motor repairs are also available.
The main business area of Boggabri has over the years been found in three different streets. This makes for an interesting mix of architecture which can be explored with a walk along the Boggabri Heritage Trail.