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Medical Services

Primary Health Service

TAIHS primary health service provides a range of medical and clinical services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in Townsville and the surrounding region. 

Our health services are provided by a dedicated team of Doctors, Indigenous Health Professionals, Nurses, Visiting Specialists, Allied Health Professionals, Administration and Transport personnel.

Your health is important to you and your family, it’s also important to us. 

TAIHS encourages all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to see their Doctor for an annual Health Check (715).

A 715 Health Check takes approximately 45 minutes to complete and is done by a culturally appropriate Health Worker and your regular Doctor. 

A Health Check includes a general physical assessment, a blood sugar test, pulse and blood pressure test, pathology, and screening for skin, vision and hearing.

Book your 715 (Health Check) today by calling 4759 4000

Clinic Consultation Costs

Out of Pocket Expenses: TAIHS is a bulk billing practice , however it is important to note that while TAIHS primarily operates on a bulk billing basis, there are circumstances where out of pocket expenses may be incurred.

These expenses typically arise in cases where consultations are related to matters such as life insurance, superannuation, or memberships that are the responsibility of a third party, such as a compensation insurer, employer, or government authority.

Additionally, fees may also apply for services such as work or sport-related medical assessments, as well as for consultations with international overseas visitors.

These fees are in place to ensure that the practice can provide comprehensive and specialised services in these specific areas.

It is advisable for patients seeking these particular services to inquire about any potential fees or expenses beforehand to ensure they are fully informed and prepared for their consultation.

TAIHS remains committed to providing quality healthcare services while also ensuring transparency regarding any associated costs outside of bulk billing arrangements.

Garbutt Clinic 

Opening Hours 
Monday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Address : 57-59 Gorden Street, Garbutt QLD 4814

Please phone 07 4759 4000 for all appointments or enquiries or Toll Free 1800 082 447

Transport Available

Ingham Clinic 

By Appointment 

Address : 2-16 Mcilwraith St, Ingham QLD 4850

Please phone 07 4776 0268 for all appointments or enquiries 

Transport Services

TAIHS also offers a complementary transport service to enable patients without transport to access medical and clinical care as needed. 

This service aims to ensure that all patients have equal access to medical care, regardless of their transportation situation.

By offering patient transport to outreach clinics, TAIHS is committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of the community.

If you need assistance getting to your appointment, simply give us a call at 4759 4000 to make arrangements for transport.

Your health and comfort are our top priorities, and we are here to help in any way we can.


Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL) is a leading not-for-profit organisation, established in 1997 by industry members, as a provider for general practice accreditation and quality improvement services within Australia. AGPAL is part of the AGPAL Group of Companies.

AGPAL are dedicated to servicing and supporting general practices, Aboriginal medical services, medical deputising services, after hours services and Royal Flying Doctor Services throughout their accreditation and quality improvement journeys.

We are proud to say that our clinics are fully accredited under the RACGP / AGPAL Standards and International Standards Organisation (ISO).

After Hours Medical Care

TAIHS partners with external healthcare providers to ensure 24 hour care is available to patients. Partners in health care include:

Townsville GP Superclinic
Opening Hours 7 days per week from 7.00am to 9.00pm
Address 87 Charters Towers Road, Hyde Park
Phone (07) 4753 0888

House Call Doctor
Service Hours 7 days per week       
Monday-Friday from 6:00 pm
Saturdays from 12:00 pm 
All day Sunday and public holidays

To book appointments please use one of the 3 options 

Phone: 135 566

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