Cooktown Medical Centre
45 Helen Street
(PO Box 192)
Cooktown QLD 4895
Telephone: (07) 4069 5211
Facsimile: (07) 4069 5487
Dr Desmond Hill
MB BS (Qld), FACRRM
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
Saturday 8:30 am – 11 am
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 doctors discretion for regular patients of the practice who are unable to attend the surgery due to their medical condition.
Mon – Fri nights, 5pm – 8:30am.
Phone: 4069 5211.
Weekends, Sat 11am – Mon 8am and public holidays.
Phone: 40430100 (Cooktown Hospital)
- Family planning
- Pap smears
- Pregnancy tests
- Ante-natal care
- ECG: heart check
- Spirometry: lung test
- Immunisation: children, adults
- COVID-19 Vaccinations
- 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 down loading of patient records
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.
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.
TELEPHONE CALLS/ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION
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.
FOLLOW UP OF RESULTS
Patients are required to make an appointment with the doctor for follow up of results.
Please pay at the time of consultation by cash, Visa, MasterCard or EFTPOS. Consultation Fee sheet is available at Reception.
Pensioners, Veterans Affairs cardholders, health care cardholders, children and young adults up to 20 years of age, adults 70 years of age and over, Seniors 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.
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.