New patients are always welcome at our Townsville location, but we are unable to book you in online. Please call our friendly reception team on (07) 4434 5000 to make your first appointment.
General enquiries only, no medical information or bookings accepted
Eastbrooke Medical Centres has been approved to participate in the COVID-19 Vaccine rollout. Like all other medical centres, we are under strict instructions from the government to prioritise the elderly, vulnerable and other high-risk patients.
Check your eligibility here.
Eligible patients can book their vaccination by calling the clinic directly.
NOTE: Advice from clinical experts says that you cannot have the Flu and COVID-19 Vaccinations within 2 weeks of each other. Your Eastbrooke clinic will coordinate this treatment with you when it is your turn for the COVID-19 vaccination.
Anyone concerned about the vaccination and its effect on underlying health conditions should consult with their GP.
2021 flu vaccination stocks have arrived.
CURRENT VACCINATION STOCK UPDATE (06/07/21)
Suitable for adults and children. An out of pocket cost applies.
Adults & Children: In Stock
Children under 5: In Stock
Public (Govt Funded) Vaccinations
Suitable for patients over 65 or with chronic health conditions. Free for eligible patients.
Anyone with a Chronic Health Condition (and under 65 Years): In Stock
Seniors Over 65 Years: In Stock
Keep an eye out for this and other important health updates via email. Updates are also posted on our clinic Facebook page.
IMPORTANT COMMUNITY NOTICE: EASTBROOKE FAMILY CLINIC TOWNSVILLE IS NOT A COVID-19 TESTING SITE
Contrary to some information reported incorrectly online, Eastbrooke IS NOT A COVID-19 TESTING SITE.
ALL PATIENTS & VISITORS ATTENDING THE EASTBROOKE FAMILY CLINIC SOUTHPORT MUST WEAR A FACE MASK.
We continue to monitor emerging COVID-19 developments across Queensland and have implemented strict infection control measures to keep the community safe.
Anyone who has been to a COVID-19 case location, are a close contact of a COVID-19 case, are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 case or have even the slightest symptoms of COVID-19 are asked to please not visit our facilities at this time.
We are able to offer telehealth so that you can still speak with your regular doctor.
Please check the QLD COVID-19 case location webpage before visiting: Contact tracing (exposure sites) — coronavirus (COVID-19)
If you are going to a medical centre as a patient, as a carer or assisting a friend or relative, you should wear a mask or face covering.
Stay up-to-date the latest QLD Government guidelines here: Restrictions in Queensland update—3 day lockdown
Thank you to everyone for their understanding during this time.
Delivering You Quality Healthcare as we Take Steps Towards a New Normal
As restrictions ease, we are able to deliver you more and more services in-clinic. We urge any patients who have avoided their regular GP visit or postponed scheduled testing to make your health a priority and attend to your important healthcare needs. With the adoption of new social distancing measures and additional infection control procedures, health experts at Eastbrooke continue to provide quality healthcare for patients.
Important information you need to know:
For more information on COVID-19, including testing, visit www.health.gov.au or call the National Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 020 080
If you require URGENT medical attention, call 000 or go to your nearest Emergency Department.
The Eastbrooke Family Clinic Townsville is a family-friendly medical centre in Thuringowa Central. Our team of doctors, GPs and professional medical staff offer comprehensive, quality health care to patients across Townsville, including Thuringowa, Aitkenvale, Cranbrook, Kirwan and the surrounding areas.
This modern mixed billing medical centre is open 6 days a week and with plenty of on-site parking and pharmacy.
The Eastbrooke Health Hub provides the community with a diverse range of medical, health and wellness services. At the health hub, you’ll find doctors and specialists providing a holistic range of medical and wellness services right in the centre of Thuringowa, working together to improve the lives of the Townsville community, from Aitkenvale to Cranbrook and Kirwan.
At the Health Hub, you can find doctors, health practitioners and the following services:
There’s also a daycare centre, community library and an onsite café, so there’s plenty to do before you speak to your doctor, or when waiting for your medical appointment. Anytime Fitness is currently closed until further notice.
Bulk billing is available to our patients from Aitkenvale, Cranbrook, Kirwan, Thuringowa and Townsville for some services, at your doctor’s discretion. Be sure to ask your doctor about bulk-billing at the start of your consultation. For more details, please refer to the Patient Information Sheet.
Our Centre’s medical team is passionate about community health care
Our Medical Centre consists of a team of registered nursing staff and doctors, including many General Practitioners (GP’s) who have a wide spectrum of special interests and a dedication to the values of patient-centred care.
The centre also provides specialised medical clinics including a Women’s Clinic, Travel Clinic and Diabetes Clinic. Also available are Work, Health and Safety services including pre-employment medical checks, work cover and return to work programs. Dr Erik Lai offers vein services including management of spider veins and varicose veins using ultrasound-guided injections for larger veins and microsclerotherapy for spider veins.
Allied Health services are also available including NDIS Therapy and Respite, Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Psychology services and a Hand, Wrist and Arm clinic.
The Eastbrooke Family Clinic Townsville acknowledges the traditional owners of the land, the people of the Bindal and Wulgurukaba nation, and pays respect to Elders past, present and emerging, and to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities it serves.
Bookings and Appointments
Book an appointment now via our online booking system, or alternatively call the clinic direct on (07) 4434 5000 and speak to our friendly staff members.
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After Hours Emergency
For URGENT medical attention, patients should ring ‘000’ immediately, or present to the Emergency Department.
If it is not an emergency please call the after-hours GP Service on 13 55 66
Please note that our Eastbrooke Family Clinic Townsville is a mixed billing centre, please refer to the Patient Information Sheet to view our fee structure.
Pensioners, Concession Care Card holders and children under 16 may be bulk billed at the discretion of the doctor. Please ask your doctor at the beginning of your consultation.
Level C. Immunisations for children will be BULK BILLED in accordance with the current Australian Immunisation Schedule.
Both visiting and local Veterans Affairs cardholders from Aitkenvale, Cranbrook, Kirwan and Thuringowa, will not be charged for seeing one of our doctors as they are bulk billed, so please present your card on arrival for your visit.
Dr Manjit Singh graduated from Patiala Medical School in India and obtained a Physician’s post-graduate degree in Cardiology from the Pune University in India. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and enjoys teaching – he is a GP examiner and GP Registrar Supervisor.Speciality General Practitioner Credentials MBBS, MD (Med), DM (Cardiology) FRACGP Languages Hindi and Punjabi and can understand Nepali, Urdu and Arabic Special Interests Cardiology, Endocrine, Skin Checks, Travel Medicine, Men’s and Children’s Health
(*existing patients only)
Dr Mohammed Muniruzzaman (Dr Zaman) has joined Eastbrooke Family Clinic Townsville.
He graduated in 1992 from Chittagong Medical College, Bangladesh. After that he obtained a Masters of Family Medicine (M.FAM.MED) in 2002 from The University of The Free State, South Africa. In 2008 he became a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
Dr Muniruzzaman obtained a qualification from the University of Queensland to do Primary Skin Cancer Surgery. He does skin checks, skin cancer procedures and all other minor surgery.
He has consistently provided a caring and understanding approach to all aspects of medicine and general practice to all ages and gender.Speciality General Practitioner Credentials MBBS, M.FAMMED, FRACGP Languages English, Bengali Special Interests Skin Cancer Procedures, Skin Checks, Minor Surgery, Chronic Disease Management
Mon 8:30am – 1pm
Tue 8:30am – 4:30pm
Wed 8:30am – 4:30pm
Thu 8:30am – 4:30pm
(*existing patients only)
Dr Erik Lai has a post graduate certificate from the Australian Skin Cancer Society. He has undergone further training to manage all types of complicated skin cancers from diagnosis, treatment and follow up. He can use digital photography as well as dermoscopy to follow up and manage lesions that do not need immediate excisions. This allows for the differentiation of benign and malignant lesions without the need for unnecessary biopsies.
He has also completed extra training through the Australasian Society of Cosmetic Medicine that allows him to offer botulinum toxin injections to manage fine lines and wrinkles. He can offer light based skin therapies for skin rejuvenation, treating fine lines, pigmentation and small vessels in the skin that develop with time. Light based therapy can also be used in the management of active acne.
Dr Erik Lai is a member of the College of Phlebology and can manage varicose veins and spider veins non-surgically, by injection therapy. There is no surgery, no hospital admission and no down time with this procedure. He can use ultrasound guided injections for larger veins and microsclerotherapy for spider veins.
Dr Lai is accepting new patients. Please contact reception on 4434 5000 to make an appointment
Mon: 8am – 4pm
Tue: 8am – 4pm
Wed: 8am – 4pm
Thu: 8am – 4pm
Fri: 8am – 12:30pm
(*existing patients only)
Dr Lee was born in Australia, completed his medical training at Townsville JCU, and completed his GP training in North Queensland in 2013. He has been working locally since in GP practices, as well as Townsville Hospital work, where he has good ties with specialists.
He aims to empower patients to care for their own health. He enjoys seeing for all types of patients, from babies to the elders of our society, and will happily see patients who transfer to residential aged care facilities.
Outside work he enjoys music, travel, books and hunting for illusive sleep with his kids about.
Dr Lee is available for appointments on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.Speciality General Practitioner Credentials MBBS, FRACGP Languages English Special Interests Mental Health, Skin Checks, Chronic Health and Wound Management, Childhood Development, Palliative Care.
(*existing patients only)
Dr Kalpana Singh graduated from the SN Medical College, Agra University, India in 1977 and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Obstetrician and Gynaecologists.
She has been practicing in Townsville since 2000 and offers Mirena removal /insertion, Colposcopy, Endometrial biopsy & Genital skin biopsies.
(*existing patients only)
Dr McDonald graduated from the University of Queensland and has invested over 38 years in medicine. This has including 10 years in women’s health and 14 years in Defence Health. Dr Glenda McDonald has a great wealth of medical knowledge and a special interest in veterans affairs.Speciality General Practitioner Credentials MBBS DRANZCOG Languages English Special Interests Women's Health, Veterans Affairs, Chronic Pain
(*existing patients only)
Dr Leah Pemberton grew up in Townsville and has lived and worked here since graduation from the University of Queensland in 1987. Following her two year residency at Townsville General Hospital, she has practiced general family medicine in Townsville for over 30 years. She has made valuable connections with many specialists and allied health professionals in that time.
It is in her nature to be thorough and to listen. These traits combined with her years of experience, drive her to get to the source of the problem and formulate a plan forward for her patients.
The experience of having her own four children and her years of working at Family Planning Queensland equips her with many skills:
Dr Leah values the care of children and she is delighted to see them in the clinic. Her manner is welcoming to ensure your child feels comfortable during:
If learning difficulties exist, parents can be confident Dr Leah can assist. Dr Leah has over nine years’ experience working closely with a behavioural pediatrician facilitating Skype consults and has been liaising with local pediatricians for many years.
She knows what information in a child’s history is important, what needs investigating, and what needs inclusion in the specialist referral to expedite the best management for your child.
Dr Leah believes all children should reach their full learning potential. If your child is having difficulties at school or not passing subjects Dr Leah would love to see them. Learning is closely linked with self-esteem and mental health. It is a true privilege to see a child’s delight when learning improves, and they are proud of their achievements.
Additionally, Dr Leah worked at Lavarack Barracks for approximately six years giving her an understanding of Defence members’:
Dr Leah welcomes existing and new patients. Please phone 4434 5000 to book.Speciality General Practitioner Credentials MBBS FRACGP Languages English Special Interests Pregnancy education, children, detection of ADHD, women’s health, preventative health.
Based in Thuringowa, Ignition Psychology Group houses a number of counselling and consultancy practices that each provide specialised psychological services to the Townsville community. Psychologists and the co-founders of Ignition, Wendy Arnold and Dr Jane Caffery, who have worked in their own private practices since 2008 have established Ignition Psychology Group within Eastbrooke’s specialised hub to allow psychologists to develop their own businesses in this fantastic accessible and central location for the benefit of the community. Psychologists offer NDIS, Medicare and private health rebates where applicable. Therapies include CBT, psychotherapy, neurofeedback, EMDR, BWRT and hypnosis.Speciality Psychology Credentials Languages English Special Interests
North Queensland Physiotherapy Centre has been operating for over 20 years, based in Townsville, North Queensland. Our team of nine Physiotherapists pride themselves in offering a ‘hands-on’ approach, personalised level of expertise and an active rehabilitation approach, using a wide range of drug-free techniques to relieve pain, restore movement and prevent further problems. Our team treat people of all ages with physical problems caused by illness, accident or ageing.Speciality Physiotherapy Credentials Languages English Special Interests
Phoenix Podiatry is a family-friendly podiatry centre, based from Thuringowa Central at the Eastbrooke Health Hub. Services include Chronic Disease Care, Sports Medicine, Orthotics, Insoles and Children’s Feet Problems.
For an appointment call: 0474 166 886 or email: firstname.lastname@example.orgSpeciality Podiatry Credentials Languages English Special Interests