Cooktown Medical Centre

45 Helen Street
(PO Box 192)
Cooktown QLD 4895

Telephone: (07) 4069 5211
Facsimile: (07) 4069 5487

Dr Desmond Hill
Dr Hill established this practice in 1983. He has a strong interest in Rural and Remote medicine and is vocationally registered with over 40 years’ experience.

Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 5 pm
Closed Saturday, Sunday and all Public Holidays

Please ring 4069 5211 for an appointment. If you need more time with the doctor, please tell the receptionist when you make your booking. Urgent medical problems will always be dealt with promptly.

Home visits are available at the doctor’s discretion for regular patients of the practice who are unable to attend the surgery due to their medical condition.

Mon – Fri nights, 5pm to Mon 8:30am.
Phone: 4069 5211.
Weekends, Fri nights 5pm to Mon 8am and public holidays.
Phone: 40430100 (Cooktown Hospital)

All patient information and medical records are strictly confidential.
Please tell us if you have a problem. If it cannot be resolved in the practice, you can contact the Health Quality and Complaints Commission, GPO Box 3089, Brisbane QLD 4001. Freecall 1800 077 308.


  • Check-ups
  • Family planning
  • Pap smears
  • Pregnancy tests
  • Ante-natal care
  • ECG: heart check
  • Spirometry: lung test
  • Counselling
  • Immunisation: children, adults
  • Flu Vaccinations
  • Blood tests
  • Minor surgery
  • ‘Freezing’ for sunspots, warts.
  • Weight control
  • Nutrition advice
  • Skin checks
  • Closing the Gap Registration
  • Indigenous Health
  • Registered for My Health records uploading and downloading of patient records.

If you require the release of any Health Information from our records, you need to make an appointment with your doctor to discuss consent for release of these records.

You can contact your doctor by ringing during opening hours. Emergency calls will always be put straight through. Your doctor can also be contacted by email.

Patients are required to make an appointment with the doctor for follow up of results.

Mixed Billings

Bulik Bill: Pensioners, Veterans Affairs cardholders, health care cardholders, children and young adults up to 18 years of age, adults 75 years of age and over, Senior’s health cardholders and Closing the Gap patients are bulk billed provided you bring your current Medicare card and current health concession card with you to the surgery.

Please pay at the time of consultation by cash, Visa, MasterCard or EFTPOS. Consultation Fee sheet is available at Reception.

Practice Privacy Policy

All patient information is private, and confidentiality of patient information must be maintained at all times. The rights of every patient are to be respected.  All information collected by this practice in providing a health service is deemed to be private and confidential.