Overview


The Boulia Primary Health Centre is a nurse-led emergency care and primary health service. There are 471 people living in the Boulia catchment with a large Indigenous community. The centre is located 542 kilometres from Longreach Hospital and 304 kilometres from the Mt Isa Hospital by sealed road.

  • Boulia provides nurse-led clinic facilities (Monday to Friday) ambulance services and 24-hours a day, seven days a week emergency on-call services.
  • Boulia provides rotational placements for visiting medical and nursing students from James Cook University.
  • A nurse practitioner recently commenced in Boulia to assist with the management of chronic disease in the community.
  • Visiting general practitioner services are provided by the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) every Thursday.
  • Visiting allied health services are provided by the Central and North Queensland Medicare Local based in Mount Isa. Services include physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, social work, podiatry, a diabetic educator, a dietician and a cultural liaison officer.
  • Visiting specialists services include flying obstetrics and gynaecologist, ophthalmologist, RFDS, women’s health doctor, optometrist, psychiatrist, home therapy renal clinic, paediatrician, general surgeon, endocrinologist (at the diabetes clinic), and a cardiologist team.

Address

Physical Address: 49 Wills Street BOULIA QLD 4829.
Postal Address: PO Box 24 BOULIA QLD 4829

Phone

+61 7 4746 2333

Fax

+61 7 4746 2399

E-Mail

BouliaPHC@health.qld.gov.au

Office Hours

9:00am – 12:00pm
2:00pm – 4:00pm

Distance to Main Referring Hospitals


  • Mount Isa Hospital 295km
  • Longreach Hospital 528km
  • Winton Hospital 355km
  • The Townsville Hospital 965km

Services


  • Remote Are Nursing Service QAS Ambulance response provided by Qld Health Employee Operator X-ray Service (licensed operator only)
  • Pathology specimen collection
  • Pharmacy Primary Health Education
  • Counselling
  • Visiting RFDS
  • Medical Clinic every Thursday
  • Dental services (Irregular service)
  • Womens Health Nurse
  • Child Health
  • Diabetes Educator
  • Dietician
  • Speech Therapist
  • Podiatrist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Ophthalmologist (visits once a year)
  • Psychologist Optometrist
Last Updated: Mar 1, 2016 @ 2:32 pm