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Lockhart River Primary Health Care Centre Profile

icon Lockhart River provides health services to the community of Lloyd Bay and the Claudie River.
icon It offers primary clinical care and primary healthcare services through strong partnerships between nursing staff, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers.
icon Level 2 emergency care centre. 24 hours access to registered nurse and triage presentations.
icon Lockhart provides a suite of regular visiting medical, community and allied health services in partnership with other health and social service providers, including diabetes educators, podiatry, paediatricians, hearing health, mental health, maternal, child health, eye specialists, and ear nose and throat specialists.
icon Telehealth services are available for linking with other facilities via video-conference for patients.
icon A purpose-built dental suite provides comprehensive dental care to the local community.
icon Lockhart River can provide financial assistance through the Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme to eligible patients who need to travel to other hospitals for procedures and tests not available locally.


Street Address: Lockhart River QLD 4892

Postal Address: C/O Post Office Lockhart River QLD 4892


+61 7 4060 7155


+61 7 4060 7140

Office hours

0800 to 1700 Monday to Friday

HHS Website address

Distance to main referring hospital(s)

  • Cairns Hospital - 800km
  • Townsville Hospital - 1200km

Centre services

  • Aged Care
  • Level 2 emergency care centre
  • 24 hours access to registered nurse and triage presentations.
  • Child and Adolescent health
  • Family relationships
  • Health promotion
  • Injury prevention
  • Primary Health Care

Visiting services

  • Chest (Thoracic) Specialist
  • Child Health
  • Dental Services
  • Family Health
  • Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Ophthalmologist
  • Mental Health and ATODS
  • Nutritionist/Dietitian Services
  • Optometrist
  • Paediatrician
  • Physician
  • Public Health; Environmental Health
  • Royal Flying Doctor Services
  • Sexual Health
  • Women's Health

Alcohol and Drug and Sexual Health teams visit the Cape Sector communities on an adhoc basis.

Outreach services (provided from Weipa)

  • Mental Health and ATODS
  • Sexual Health
  • Women's Health

RFDS services

  • Child Health (weekly)
  • Dental (monthly and long visits twice yearly)
  • Emergency evacuation
  • General Practice (weekly)
  • Psychologist
  • Women's health (3 monthly)

Visiting services (from Cairns Hospital)

  • Chest Clinic (3 monthly)
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology (3 monthly)
  • Optometry (3 monthly)
  • Orthopaedics (3 monthly)
  • Paediatrician (3 monthly)
  • Physician (3 monthly)
  • Thoracic (3 monthly)

Community services

  • Antenatal Clinics
  • Chronic Disease Program
  • Diabetic Care
  • Nutrition Health Visits
  • School / Child Health Screening
  • Women's Health Clinics

Alcohol management plans

Visitors and residents are expected to respect and abide by the alcohol management plan. Check the Lockhart River Community Alcohol Limits as conditions vary according to community.

Last updated: 16 December 2021

Lockhart River PHCC

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