Medical Service

Awabakal’s Medical Service is an Aboriginal community controlled health service, which aims to deliver culturally appropriate primary health care services, advocacy and social and emotional support to Aboriginal people and their families residing in our service delivery area.

Our services include the treatment of acute illnesses, emergency care, management of chronic conditions, crisis intervention and referral, quitting tobacco support as well as a range of community programs and activities. We also offer a transport service.

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Our Medical service has accessible entry for those persons with a disability or who may use a wheelchair. Awabakal is committed to providing the best possible service. We welcome and value your feedback so we can improve the services we provide to our community. Please direct all feedback to

Our Services


Awabakal has a regional medical strategy. We offer our services at 4 locations to cope with the growing demand from our community;

* Hamilton caters for the Newcastle region

* Cardiff caters for the Lake Macquarie community

* Raymond Terrace caters for our Pt Stephens area

* Maitland caters for the Lower hunter region

Awabakal Medical Service is open Monday to Friday 8:30am - 5pm, however our hours vary across our clinics. We are closed on weekends. Check with our medical reception team for specific opening times for each site.

You can obtain an appointment by phoning reception on 02 4907 8555. Appointments for all clinics are made through our Hamilton Call Centre.

For your convenience Awabakal offers both male & female Doctors. 

We use an appointment system and we also have some appointments that can be booked on the day. The appointments fill up quickly, so please ring early.

Please remember that emergencies may arise or some consultations may take longer than expected. If you feel that your consultation will require longer than the normal 20 minutes, please inform the receptionist so this can be accommodated.


In case of an emergency please call 000.

If you require medical care outside our operating hours, please go direct to or contact;

John Hunter Hospital 02 4921 3000

GP Access 1300130 147

Doctor to your door 137 425 (13SICK)

Bulk Billing

Awabakal Medical Service bulk bills as long as you have a valid Medicare card.

Generally, there are no out of pocket expenses for health services received at Awabakal, however should any fees occur, this will be discussed with you by our friendly staff.

Your Health Information

Awabakal is committed to maintaining the security of personal health information at all times to ensure that this information is only available to authorised personnel.

Your medical records are confidential. All staff at Awabakal respect the privacy and confidentiality of your health information. We have a comprehensive policy about the management of personal health information. Please visit our reception if you require a copy of this policy.

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