Head to toe health providers in the Byron Bay to Ballina region
Whether you live in the area or have come here for a holiday, it’s handy to know where the nearest medical service providers are in Byron Bay.
You’ll find a large number of dentists, medical centres, remedial massage providers and more. Some are located in the heart of town, while others are a little further afield in neighbouring Ballina.
Located inland in Ewingsdale, Byron Central Hospital is a public hospital that provides a range of services to the local community. It’s home to an emergency department (with ambulance services), birthing and maternity unit, inpatient services, public dental clinic, cancer clinic, mental health unit and allied health services. This is only a small hospital, with the larger hospitals for the region being Lismore Base Hospital and The Tweed Hospital.
If you’re in need of a local dentist, one option is Byron Bay Dental. John, Mark and their experienced team offer a relaxing and family-friendly environment, which is always welcome when you’re in that dentist chair. They also provide a full range of general dentistry services, including custom-fitted mouthguards, dentures, general oral surgery, root canal treatment, wisdom teeth removal and Invisalign. There’s bulk billing available for suitable candidates and on-the-spot private health claims, for the comfort of their patients. Other well-regarded Byron dental practices offering comprehensive services include Byron Family Dental Care and Bytes of Byron, who provide bio-holistic dental services in Byron Bay and Lennox Head.
Image source: Ballina Family Medical Centre
There are many medical services conveniently located throughout Byron Bay and surrounding areas. In the township of Byron Bay you’ll find Bay Centre Medical Clinic located in Byron Bay and Suffolk Park, First Light Health Care with locations in Byron Bay and Ballina, and the Brightside Clinic and Skin Cancer Centre.
You’ll also find North Coast Medical Centre in Byron Bay. This is a multidisciplinary holistic healthcare clinic with “an open door to people struggling with their health”. Pioneers of integrative medicine, doctors and allied health professionals work together here to deliver comprehensive medical care to their patients. Their open-minded team includes doctors, osteopaths, psychologists, exercise physiologists, speech pathologists and naturopaths. They provide an informed yet relaxed environment and can help you with all your health needs, whether that’s a general check-up, minor surgery, skin cancer management or parasitology. The Health Lodge is also in Byron Bay and specialises in offering an integrated approach that combines the best of mainstream and complementary medicine.
Ballina Family Medical Centre has a professional team of seven doctors, as well as experienced nursing and receptionist staff ready to offer you expert and reliable care. Their range of services is wide and includes general health checks, immunisations, chronic disease management, medical examinations, mental health, minor surgery and skin checks. They also offer specialised care to elderly locals, which includes nursing home consultations and home health assessments. You can book an appointment online, which is handy if you’re a visitor to the area.
There are an abundance of remedial massage providers in and around Byron Bay. Bangalow and Ballina Remedial Massage offer an extensive range of massage and healing services, with private health rebates available. Take your pick from massage options that include remedial, deep tissue, lymphatic drainage, sports and relaxation. The experienced team also specialise in cupping, bowen therapy, dry needling, reiki and chakra balancing. So for a comprehensive healing experience, look no further.
Another option is to visit Nat at Northern Rivers Therapy in Ballina. She has over a decade of experience as a remedial massage therapist and has also worked alongside chiropractors, so she’s in the know when it comes to healing. Besides remedial massage, she also offers Thai massage, myofascial release, Thai foot reflexology and Chinese acupressure.
From the hospital to a holistic healthcare clinic, there are plenty of experienced healthcare professionals providing care to the Byron Bay community.
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