Living well in Lismore, hospitals, clinics and pharmacies nearby

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Eight hours from Sydney and three from Brisbane, Lismore is a popular destination on the NSW north coast. Currently experiencing a boom in popularity with professionals and families, Lismore has plenty of medical services and pharmacies to support the population of more than 40,000 residents.

If you’re a local or a visitor, it helps to be aware of the hospital, GP and chemist services that are available in the Lismore area. Here’s a list of places, should you need to book an appointment or find help in an emergency.

Lismore Base Hospital is the biggest regional hospital in the Northern Rivers. It features an emergency department, a state-of-the-art operating theatre suite, an intensive care and cardiac care unit, and surgical wards for all your emergency healthcare needs. There’s also a women’s care unit, mental health inpatient units, the North Coast Cancer Institute and a paediatric unit.

Casino & District Memorial Hospital is considered a rural hospital, so their list of offerings isn’t as extensive as their Lismore counterpart. However, they do still have an emergency department, antenatal clinic, inpatient unit, medical imaging department, gynaecology clinic, mental health services, physiotherapy and surgical services. Plus, Lismore Base Hospital is a mere 30-minute drive east.

Image Source: Casino & District Memorial Hospital

When searching for a local medical centre, you can’t look past The Lismore Clinic, which has been providing care to Lismore residents for over 100 years. They’ve created a space filled with only the most talented and compassionate doctors and nurses, who deliver the highest level of care possible. Their services include everything from employment medicals to spirometry and women’s health. To round out their comprehensive services, The Lismore Clinic also offers allied healthcare, with a dietician and diabetes nurse specialist visiting weekly.

Multiple generations of Casino families continue to visit the friendly and caring team at Riverside Family Practice. The founder, Dr Cathryn Amey has over 25 years of medical experience, as both a GP and emergency medicine doctor. Her team offers a range of services, like mental health care, chronic disease management, immunisations, minor surgical procedures, asthma education and home visits.

Established in 1991, the Bulgarr Ngaru Medical Aboriginal Corporation provides health services to Aboriginal communities in the Northern Rivers. There are three clinics, with the Richmond Valley clinic servicing Aboriginal communities in and around the nearby town of Casino. They offer medical, social and family support programs, including GP clinics, dental services, chronic disease management, allied health services, mental health programs, substance abuse management, and nutrition and exercise programs. They also provide community-based outreach and in-school programs to connect with young and elderly members of the community who typically don’t engage with health services.

Image Source: Lismore Base Hospital 

Meanwhile, Southside Pharmacy is your local pharmacy in Lismore. More than just a pharmacy, the team offers medical certificates, naturopathic consultations and free local delivery. They also have an extensive range of equipment for hire, including medical equipment, home hospital facilities, fitness equipment and sleep apnoea masks. Throw in a gift and skincare section and it’s clear Southside Pharmacy has all the bases covered.

As for allied health services, if you need a naturopath and herbalist, visit Leonie Satori at Sundala. Her own complex health journey inspired her to create Sundala, a space for health and healing that focuses on simple practices and down-to-earth advice. Leonie’s consultations are geared towards helping you reach your fullest health potential with natural remedies inspired by Mother Nature.

You’ll find Evolve Health Hub in Casino, which focuses on osteopathy, naturopathy and massage services. Their naturopathy consultations involve individualised management of acute and chronic health conditions through herbal and nutritional medicine, and dietary and lifestyle advice. Meanwhile, their massage therapists specialise in stress relief and relaxation, back and neck pain, sports injuries, pregnancy and deep tissue remedial massage. Turn to Evolve Health Hub when you want to evolve your health!

It’s evident that all of your healthcare needs, whether you need a GP, naturopathic consultation or prescription refill, are covered in and around Lismore in the Northern Rivers.

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