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Ochre Medical Centre Zeehan
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
9.00am to 5.00pm
Closed Sundays and public holidays
100 Main Street
Zeehan TAS 7469
Call: (03) 6471 5911
Ochre Medical Centre Zeehan is the only private medical centre in Zeehan. The practice is supported by a CDM trained Registered Nurse and practice staff and operates for three days per week.
Hours of operation
GP Assist – or present to the nearest hospital
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.
List of visiting and on-site allied health and pathology services
Chris Whitney (MBBS, FRACGP) – General Practitioner
Dr Chris Whitney grew up a farm boy in far north coast NSW on a dairy farm. He studied medicine in Newcastle NSW, and then practised in Brisbane following graduation. Whilst working in Queensland, he went on to complete his fellowship with the RACGP and has had experience in a variety of roles. He is passionate about general practice, and enjoys dealing with the variety that being a GP brings.
Special interest areas: Skin Cancer, Palliative Care, General Surgery and General Practice
Darren Briggs (FACRRM, EM Dip. (ACEM), BMBS) – General Practitioner
Prior to commencing on his medical pathway, Dr Briggs worked for 14 years as a country vet, working throughout rural South-East Australia. He went on to study Medicine at Flinders University in South Australia, graduating in 2008. In 2011, he moved to North-West Tasmania, where he completed a diploma in Emergency Medicine and attained fellowship of ACRRM. He currently works in both General Practice and Emergency medicine, in North-West Tasmania as well as out of Hobart.
In his spare time, Dr Briggs is an avid bushwalker with a passion for sustainable living, conservation, and the Tasmanian wilderness.
Specialty interest areas: General Practice, rural and remote medicine, Emergency Medicine
100 Main Street
Zeehan TAS 7469
Phone, Fax & Email
Phone: (03) 6471 5911
Fax: (03) 6471 5918
Zeehan (pop. 728) is a town on the west coast of Tasmania, Australia 139 kilometres south-west of Burnie and 20 minutes from Rosebery. The town was named after the Abel Tasman’s brig “The Zeahan”.
Zeehan was once Tasmania’s third largest town. Zeehan is rich in mining history with grand relics of its early days and some of Tasmania’s best fishing spots nearby. Hidden in a valley of rugged hills and rainforest, Zeehan was established in the late 1800s after tin, silver and lead discoveries sparked the largest mining boom in the west. Nicknamed ‘Silver City’, it quickly grew into Tasmania’s third largest town and social hub for the entire West Coast region.