Serving the Emerald Community

Our mission is to provide a fully equipped, patient-centred, General Practitioner-led, team-based environment in which a comprehensive, coordinated and integrated approach to wrap-around health and wellness support enables every member of our community to achieve optimal health.

Opening Hours

8:30am - 8:00pm
8:30am - 12:30pm

Please note there is no Bulk Billing available after 6pm or on Saturdays


Vaccines are available for all patients as listed. Please ring the clinic to make an appointment.

Government funded 2020 influenza vaccine for people age 65 or older.

Government funded 2020 influenza vaccine, for people in the following groups listed:

  • 6 months and over with certain medical conditions that increase their chance of severe influenza and complications
  • Pregnant women
  • Children aged 6 months to less than 5 years
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Private 2020 influenza vaccine. There is a cost of $20 if you do not meet the above criteria.

Influenza vaccines are replenished at unpredictable intervals, and due to the unprecedented demand for influenza vaccines we cannot be specific as to when we will receive more stock.

We will keep you updated on our website and facebook page. You can also ring the clinic for updates.

Telehealth is available for all patients

  • When making an appointment by phone or online, you may choose or be directed by staff to make an appointment for a telephone consultation.
  • You may also be directed to a telephone consultation if ringing for results or requesting a prescription.
  • This is appropriate for any consultation where a hands on examination is not essential.
  • It is essential that our records for your telephone numbers are accurate, and that you specify which number to call.
  • Make sure that your phone is charged, and with you at the time of your appointment.
  • Your doctor will ring you at the time of your appointment.
  • Please be patient as doctors can be delayed despite their best attempts to run on time.
  • Once you answer the consultation proceeds as normal.
  • We will bulk bill these telephone consults if you fit the Medicare eligibility criteria. If not, you may be out of pocket $30.
  • Prescriptions will usually be faxed, posted or both. They cannot be emailed yet

Online Appointments

Our Appointment system is now available for you to make an appointment with us anytime.

If you’re a new patient at Emerald Medical Centre, please take a few minutes to complete the new patient registration form. This will save you time when you arrive for your doctors appointment.

EMC News

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It’s important to look after your mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We recognise that many of you may be experiencing feelings of anxiety and concern. You may not have ever sought mental health support or perhaps you have. Regardless of your past experience we are in unprecedented times and it is important that…

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About Emerald Medical Centre

Dr. Ian (Spud) Mcleod Murphy was an old-style doctor who came to Emerald in the early 1950’s after a distinguished career in the Navy. He soon became the beloved affable GP most of the older people of the area remember as the first GP in the Hills. He established the Emerald Medical Centre in the old Post Office....

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