Health Promotion Health Promotion

McKinlay Shire Community Health Nurse
Phone: 0447 773 151             
Fax: 07) 4746 7890               

The Community Health Nurse works to support the provision of Aged Care services, acute care, in the home care and health promotion within the Mckinlay Shire.

Health Information

Have you registered for your eHealth Record yet?
Your eHealth record allows you and yours doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers to view and share your health information online to provide you with the best possible care. For more information or to register online, visit the eHealth website.

Snake bites
Do you know what to do if you or someone you know gets bitten by a snake?
Free lamintated first aid posters available for all community members - available at the Julia Creek Library or simply contact Kelly on the above details.

Community Rehab NQ
Community rehabilitation services for people living in northern Queensland. Services are for people with neurological conditions, such as stroke, brain injuries, spinal cord injury, Parkinson's disease and MS. It is also for older people with disabilities who may have self-care, mobility and communication issues. For more information click here.


Visiting Health Services:

Medicare Local
Medicare Local has just sent out their visiting calendar for the next three months. Check it out here. For all appointments phone 1800 221 131.

Mount Isa Mental Health Team
Has started visiting Julia Creek regularly.  Please speak to your Doctor or Community Nurse for a referral.

Visits Julia Creek on a fortnightly basis. For an appointment please phone 4742 0737

Drought Relief Yarning (DRY) 24 hour hotline now available 1800 644 955.

Mount Isa Dental Clinic visits on a needs basis. Please call the Clinic on 4744 4407 to make an appointment.

Upcoming Health Promotion Events:
For more information on any of the upcoming events please phone our Community Nurse Kelly on 0447 773 151 or email

Mums and Bubs Group
For mums and young bubs and expecting mums. The group will be run by Kelly Lemon (Community Nurse) and Judith March (visiting Midwife and Child Family Health Nurse).
First Monday of every month - our next group is Monday 13th October (which is the 2nd Monday of the month due to the frist being a Public Holiday).
10-11:30am at the Fr Bill Busuttin Community Centre, Church Lane.
All welcome - Please bring a baby rug and a plate to share for morning tea. For more information click here.

Blood Pressure Clinics
Do you need to monitor your blood pressure, blood sugar level or weight? Free confidential weekly clinic available every Wednesday morning 8:30-9:30am at the Fr Bill Busuttin Community Centre, Church Lane. No appointment needed. Click here for more information.