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Health Services

The Community Advisory Network (CAN) is a community group which meets quarterly to discuss health and health service issues within the Shire. Members include representatives from local health services, North West Hospital and Health Service, visiting health services, McKinlay Shire Council and government services. All community members are welcome to attend. For further information contact Chair, Gina Harrington, by email: ginabharrington@outlook.com or phone: 4746 8769.

Community Nurse

The McKinlay Shire Community Nurse is Nicole Morris. Her contact number is 0447 773 151 or you can email her at communitynurse@mckinlay.qld.gov.au. The Community Nurse office/clinic is located in the Fr Bill Busuttin Centre on Church Lane in Julia Creek.

The Community Nurse works to support the provision of aged care services, community health, and health promotion to all ages and in-home post-acute care.

The Community Nurse works in partnership with:

  • The Shire Community through McKinlay Shire Council
  • Mt Isa District Health Service
  • McKinlay Shire Multi-Purpose Health Service
  • Queensland Ambulance Service
  • Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP)
  • Local GP
  • Royal Flying Doctor Service

Useful Links for Health Information:

Julia Creek Pharmacy

The Julia Creek Pharmacy provides McKinlay Shire with all their over-the-counter and prescription needs.

Located at Shop 1, 45 Burke Street | PO Box 12, Julia Creek QLD 4823
Telephone: (07) 4746 7073 | Fax: (07) 4746 7787 | Email: juliacreekpharmacy@gmail.com

Opening Hours:

  • Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 1:00pm, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Sunday: CLOSED

McKinlay Shire Multi-Purpose Health Service (formerly known as Julia Creek Hospital)

McKinlay Shire, Julia Creek MPHS provides a primary level of acute care services. The Emergency Department is open 24/7.

Telephone: (07) 4746 4000  |  Fax: (07) 4746 7508  |  Emergencies: 000

Due to the temporary downgrade, please note the following hours:

  • Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Weekends and Afterhours: there is a nurse on call for emergency presentations
  • For all emergencies please ring Triple Zero (000)

*Please note, that while the MPHS is at a level 1 service the following services may be differ. The hospital does have access to a doctor 24/7 in Cloncurry, via Telehealth to Mount Isa or on video with TEMSU. For more details and updates about service changes click here.

MPHS Services Include:

  • An emergency service component which manages resuscitation and
    stabilisation prior to referral to the secondary or tertiary hospital
  • General management of medical and aged patients
  • General practice clinics
  • Basic radiography
  • Pathology sample collection
  • Physiotherapy
  • Video conferencing available for consultations

Visiting Services:

  • Paediatrics
  • Mental Health
  • Dietetics
  • Physiotherapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Podiatry
  • Oral Health
  • Child Health
  • Occupational Therapist

Julia Creek Medical Centre

The Julia Creek Medical Centre is located at Lot 2 Hospital Lane, Julia Creek (connected to the new hospital) - PO Box 240, Julia Creek QLD 4823

Phone: (07) 4746 7159 | Fax: (07) 4746 7292 | Email: reception@juliacreekmedical.com.au

Opening hours:

  • Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Sunday: CLOSED

McKinlay Bush Nurse

The McKinlay Bush Nursing Centre is opened Monday - Friday 8 am - 4 pm. (Outside of these hours the procedure is to contact the RFDS and/or 000.) Closed on Public Holidays.

Services provided include:

  • health promotion and education
  • well person health checks
  • home visits
  • basic pharmacy
  • dressings
  • pathology
  • chronic disease management
  • home and community care (nursing care)
  • RFDS monthly clinic visits
  • referral to allied health services and
  • emergency care.

Area serviced is primarily McKinlay township and surrounding properties and Kynuna.
Phone: (07) 4746 8505.