King Island General Practice, TAS

FOR APPOINTMENTS PLEASE CALL: (03) 6462 0200


COVID-19 Alert
If you have cold or flu symptoms including cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, fever, muscle aches, chills or nausea, you must book a telehealth (phone or video) appointment rather than an in-person appointment. This can be done online or over the phone. During your consultation, your doctor will assess whether you need COVID-19 testing. Thank you for your support and apologies for any inconvenience.
Our practice is open for in-person and telehealth consultations
Telehealth (phone or video) appointments can be booked online or over the phone, while in-person appointments can only be made over the phone. Medicare support is available for both options.

Improving the health of our communities.

Local Family GP Doctor

Ochre Medical Centre King Island

Opening Hours
Mon to Fri:
9.00am to 1.00pm, 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Closed weekends and public holidays

Address
35 Edward Street
Currie, TAS 7256

Call: (03) 6462 0200

 

Overview
Ochre Medical Centre King Island is located in the island’s largest town, Currie. The practice serves a resident population of around 1500 plus all of the visitors who regularly come to the island. The medical practice has been caring for the health and well-being of the King Island community for many years. The practice offers on-call support to the King Island Hospital.

Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday: 9:00am-1:00pm and 2:00pm-5:00pm. The Medical Practice is closed for 1 hour between 1:00pm-2:00pm for lunch.

After hours
For after hours please call the King Island Hospital on 03 6462 9900. If it is an emergency please call ‘000’.

Billing Type
Ochre Health is predominantly a bulk 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 are bulk billed. 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.

Practice Manager
Haylie Crofts

Registered Nurses
There is one Registered Nurse working at King Island General Practice.
Services provided by the Registered Nurses are: CDM, BP Monitoring, INR’s, ECG and Immunisations

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

 

Dr Ann Buchan – General Practitioner
MBBS
Dr Ann Buchan has over 30 years experience.
Bio coming soon.

Address
35 Edward Street
Currie TAS 7256

Phone, Fax & Email
Phone: (03) 6462 0200
Fax: (03) 6462 1923
Email: ohmckingisland@ochrehealth.com.au

Overview

King Island is located approximately 80 km northwest of Tasmania in Australia and about 90 km southeast of Cape Otway on the Victorian coast of Australia. King Island, with a population between 1500 and 2000, is one of Australia’s undiscovered island retreats. Wildly rugged, windswept and attractive, it boasts over 145 km of untouched coastline, an estimated 57 offshore wrecks and a wide and unusual variety of seabirds and wildlife. This is not a tiny island, it is some 64 km long and 26 km wide.

Dr Ronny Koli

Where are you from?
I am from Papua New Guinea

Where did you do your medical degree?
University of Papua New Guinea

What did you do before embarking
on a medical pathway?
I was a medical laboratory scientist


What made you decide on medicine as a career?

Caring for patients is an honour. It’s a great privilege to be able to help people when they’re at their most vulnerable

What specialties interest you?
Emergency Medicine, Rural Medicine and Remote Health

What do you think you will enjoy and gain from your rural placement?
I think I will enjoy the most of what King Island has to offer. My rural placement would have given me the opportunity to learn the challenges of rural practice, but at the same time taught me the skills and the services accessible that can be used to provide quality health services to patients in a rural setting

What are your impressions of King Island?
Rugged coastline, fresh seafood, famously known for good produce, and some of the cleanest air in the world

Have you been there before?
No

What hobbies and interests do you have outside of your career?
Bush walking, music and football

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