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Karumba Health Centre

icon Karumba has been reclassified as a primary health care centre under new guidelines for rural and remote health facilities being introduced across Queensland.
icon Karumba offers nurse-led clinic facilities from Monday to Friday with services including primary healthcare, emergency stabilisation and pathology collection, as well as ambulance services and a 24-hours a day, seven-days a week emergency on-call service.
icon Karumba is staffed by a director of nursing with an additional registered nurse from May to October during the tourist season each year when the population increases by 2000-3000 people.
icon A medical officer provides a general practice clinic 12-hours per week and appointments can be made through Karumba.
icon Telehealth services link patients and staff with other facilities via video-conference and have seen real cost savings and demonstrated patient care benefits.
icon Karumba provides financial assistance through the Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme to eligible patients who need to travel to other health services for procedures and tests not available locally.


140-160 Walker Street
KARUMBA Qld 4891
PO Box 44
KARUMBA  Qld  4891


+61 7 4747 6400


+61 7 4745 9295

Office hours

0830 to 1700

Distance to main referring hospitals

Mount Isa Hospital 600km

Hospital services

  • Provide emergency stabilisation of patients prior to evacuation.
  • Provide primary health care in accordance with the health protocols of the QH Primary Clinical Care Manual.
  • Management of chronic disease including primary prevention, early detection, newly identified conditions and manage conditions as per QH Chronic Disease Guidelines.


  • GP Clinic - A General Practitioner provides 12 hours of clinic per week.

Allied health services

  • Visiting Dietician
  • Visiting Physiotherapist
  • Visiting Podiatrist

Visiting specialist services

  • Chest Physician
  • Mobile Women's Health Nurse

Capital works


Last updated: 13 November 2012