Where to visit when seeking medical care in North Queensland

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Where to visit when seeking medical care in North Queensland


Top recommendations for medical care in the region

Whether you’re on holiday in North Queensland or you call the region home, it can be stressful when you or a family member gets sick, and you’re not sure where to turn.

It can be helpful to know in advance where to seek medical attention should the need arise.  

Here is our list of medical resources available when visiting North Queensland.


Medical Centres

In the NQ region, there are a range of medical centres to visit depending on your needs and location.

Listed below are the recommended medical centres in the Townsville, Mackay and Cairns areas.

Smart Clinics

Townsville (Annandale)

Mon-Fri: 8am-5:30pm

Sat: 8:30-12:00pm

Sun: Closed

Cairns (Manunda)

Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm

Sat and Sun: Closed

Sonic Health Plus

Mackay (Paget)

Mon-Fri: 7:30am-4:30pm

Sat and Sun: Closed



Below is a list of public hospitals situated in Cairns, Mackay and Townsville.

Cairns Hospital


Sun-Sat: 8am-5pm

Mackay Base Hospital


Open 24hrs

The Townsville Hospital


Open 24hrs


After Hours

House Call Doctor

If you are seeking medical care after hours, House Call Doctor is available in the North Queensland region.

House Call Doctor treats patients with non-life-threatening conditions in their own home, or accommodation.

Appointments are bulk billed for Medicare and Department of Veterans Affairs card holders, and a medical report can be sent to a patient’s regular GP the following day if desired.