Murwillumbah meets all your medical needs

Murwillumbah is an attractive little town in the heart of the Tweed Valley, with impressive and lush natural surroundings and a thriving cultural scene.

Visitors often come to take advantage of the nearby Wollumbin National Park, a World Heritage-listed destination. They also pour into town for the regular Makers and Finders Markets, for recreational fishing and for the Tweed Valley Banana Festival and Harvest Week, which is held in late winter/early spring.

If you’re planning to spend time in Murwillumbah, you can enjoy the sights and attractions knowing there is a health professional to call on if you need to. The town has medical centres and GPs as well as traditional medicine practitioners.

First, you need to know about the nearest hospital; Murwillumbah District Hospital. Established over 100 years ago, this local community hospital has an emergency department, as well as an operating suite, day surgery services and medical inpatient units. It’s also home to the Murwillumbah Birth Centre, a mental health clinic and a well-appointed rehabilitation unit.

The local medical centre in Murwillumbah is King Street Medical Centre. It has been a part of the community for over 35 years and the team of experienced doctors are committed to delivering patient-focused diagnoses. Besides general health checks, King Street Medical Centre offers a comprehensive range of services. This includes paediatric care, sports medicine, diabetic care, skin checks, nursing home visits, palliative care and obstetrics.

Image source: Murwillumbah District Hospital

Murwillumbah is wellness central, as it’s home to a plethora of allied health professionals. Natural & Healthy 4 Life Wellness Centre is one such local business. Their focus is on integrative holistic patient care and they certainly achieve this when you look at their list of services: naturopathy, acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurveda treatments, therapeutic massages and yoga classes.

Krishna Village is an eco yoga community set on an organic farm, where guests can visit for the day, stay for a weekend retreat or enrol in a course. A day pass includes a vegan lunch and then an afternoon exploring the Syntropic Garden, meeting the farm’s friendly cows or swimming in the river before a hatha yoga class and vegan dinner. Meanwhile, Krishna Village’s affordable weekend retreats include cooking classes, three daily meals and daily yoga classes. Take some time out and reconnect with yourself at Krishna Village.

Heart and Soul of Wellness is Murwillumbah’s only dedicated wellness centre. The friendly team of practitioners are experienced in a range of allied health services, including massage, reiki, naturopathy, acupuncture, fertility support and psychology. They also offer a variety of yoga classes. Their aim is for everyone to leave the premise feeling nurtured and empowered.

For a different wellness experience near Murwillumbah, visit the Australian Tibetan Buddhist Centre. Run by volunteers, the centre’s purpose is to provide thorough and accurate Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and meditation to anyone interested. All teachings are free and offered by qualified teachers. The main event happens every Friday night, which is Teaching with Geshe La: 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas.

Kim Moser is the naturopath and kinesiologist behind Herbhub, which is a series of herbal mixtures to help with stress, insomnia, colds, adrenal fatigue and more. While you can simply shop her range, you can also book a naturopath or kinesiology appointment. Some of the tools she uses in her naturopathic consultations include iridology, herbal medicine, flower essences, and diet and lifestyle support. She also provides kinesiology and spiritual healing sessions.

Free Flow Yoga has both yoga classes and allied health services. Yoga classes are held six days a week and include Hatha Flow, Vinyasa and Yin Yoga. Meanwhile, they also offer holistic acupressure therapies, including acu-facial and reiki. A branch of traditional Chinese medicine, acupressure follows the same principles as acupuncture, but uses touch and energy instead of needles.

Health and healing is certainly the aim of the game in Murwillumbah, with this bumper list of medical services, allied health professionals and wellness centres.

Interested in learning what other medical and allied health services are in the area? Check out our business directory.