King Island General Practice, TAS

FOR APPOINTMENTS PLEASE CALL: (03) 6462 0200

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 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.

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.

 

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.

Our Latest Intern

Dr Malcolm Braddock
Where are you from?

Margate, Tasmania

Where did you do your medical degree?
University of Tasmania

What made you decide on medicine as a career?
Helping people and being able to travel to interesting places

What did you do before embarking on a medical pathway?
I went straight into university after I graduated college

What do you think you will enjoy and gain from your rural placement?
Lots of variety at work and surfing

What are your impressions of the region where you are going to do your rural placement?
Friendly community with good food and lots to do on the water

Have you been here before?
I spent 5 weeks on King Island as a medical student in 2018

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