Ageing, Disability & Home Care - Department of Human Services NSW 
Allan Brady Medical Centre
AWI Consulting Pty Ltd
Chiropractic  
Cobar Community Health Care 
Cobar Health Service
Cobar Pharmacy
Laverty Pathology
Massage Therapy
Max Astri Optomestrist Eyecare Plus  
 NSW Outback Division of General Practice LTD
The John Mitchell Pharmacy
Yarrabin Outreach Inc
Concerned About Your Health Care?

Ageing, Disability & Home Care - Department of Human Services NSW

Home Care and Social Support

Contact Details

Phone
Fax

(02) 6836 5700
(02) 6836 5799

Description

Cobar Home Care Service is one of a number of Home and Community Care (HACC) providers subsidised by the Australian and NSW Governments to help the frail aged, younger people with a disability, and their carers to live independently in their own homes and continue to enjoy the benefits of living within the community. Home Care employs Care Workers who provide services including respite, domestic assistance, personal care and respite services. The social support program utilises volunteers to assist meeting a person's need for social contact and participation in community life. Cobar's Service Coordinator, Deanne Schaefer, can assist with Social Support and Home Care services.

Transport and Food Service

Contact Details

Phone
Fax

(02) 6836 5701
(02) 6836 5799 

Description

Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) delivers services that provide older people, people with a disability and carers with opportunities to participate in community life. Community Transport provides access to the community and its facilities via use of a local contracted provider (Taxi). Community Transport also provides regular Health Related Transport for medical appointments in Bourke, Nyngan and Dubbo.

Cobar Food Service is a member of the national Meals on Wheels organisation. This service provides clients with fresh meals delivered to their door three times a week by our dedicated volunteers. Frozen meals are also available for your convenience. Cobar's Service Coordinator, Kyli Davis, can provide assistance with community transport and meals on wheels. People looking for the experience to volunteer in Cobar are encouraged to contact the Cobar Home Care office.

Ageing, Disability & Home Care's office hours are Monday-Friday: 9.00 am to 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm; Saturday-Sunday: closed. 

Dr Indra Karalashingham Surgery

Address Details

Cnr Harcourt and Linsley Streets
Cobar NSW 2835

Contact Details

Name
Phone
Fax
A/H Number
Dr Indra Karalasingham
(02) 6836 4777 
(02) 6867 9701
0458 444 774

Description

Dr Indra Karalasinghamis qualified with a degree of MBBS (Adelaide) from the University of Adelaide in South Australia and has worked in the teaching hospitals of Adelaide, Canberra and Auckland (New Zealand). During this time he has worked extensively in cardiology, renal medicine, endocrinology, all aspects of general medicine, pediatrics and emergency medicine, orthopaedics and fractures, and obstetrics and gynaecology.

He has obtained post graduate qualifications with a Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology from the University of Auckland. Before moving to Cobar, Dr Indra worked in Auckland, NZ (New Zealand's largest city) as a GP working in a variety of emergency and general practice situations gaining extensive experience in all areas of medicine

His surgery operating hours are Monday-Friday: 7.00 am to 7.00 pm; Saturday: 8.00 am to 3.00 pm.

AWI Consulting Pty Ltd

Address Details

Cobar Children's War Memorial Hostel
Corner Barton & Harcourt Street (Harcourt Street entrance)
PO Box 258
Cobar NSW 2835

Contact Details

Name
Phone
Mobile
Email
Website
Angela Webb
1300 363 577
0457 084 956
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www.awiconsulting.com.au

Description

AWI Consulting Pty Ltd provides services including:

  • Medicare and ATAPS (Access to Allied Psychological Services) funded appointments (Require GP referral)
  • Family, Couples, Child, and Adolescent Counselling
  • Employee Assistance Programs - employee and manager support
  • Psychological Services - Clinical testing, assessment and reporting
  • Counselling with a strengths based focus
  • Mediation and Conflict Resolution
  • Corporate and Private Psychology Services
  • Critical Incident Stress and Trauma Management
  • Case management with targeted intervention strategies
  • Training and Coaching - Individuals and team building

AWI Consulting covers the Western and  Central areas of NSW. They provide flexible working hours including an after hour service and on-call Critical Incident Response. They are able to travel to business/site.

Chiropractic

Address Details

Dubbo Chiropractic Centre
20 Barton Street
Cobar NSW 2835

Contact Details

Name
Phone
Kylie Hough 
(02) 6882 6533

Description

Kylie Hough is a Dubbo based chiropractor that provides chiropractic services to Cobar on a fortnightly basis, being every second Tuesday, 9.00am until late.  Chiropractic is a health care profession that emphasises diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechancial disorders of the musculoskeletal system.  

Cobar Community Health Centre

Address Details

33 Woodiwiss Avenue
PO box 29
Cobar NSW 2835

Contact Details

Phone
Fax
(02) 6830 2100
(02) 6836 4025

Description

The Cobar Community Health Centre provides a variety of health services locally and through visiting professionals.  Their office hours are Monday-Friday: 8.30 am to 5.00 pm; Saturday-Sunday: closed.  Following is an overview of the services they provide.

Local Services

Generalist Community Nurse

The Generalist Community Nurse provides home visits and health assessments and monitoring services. Ambulatory clinics are available at the centre on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00am to 12:00pm, and outside of these hours by appointment only.

Aqua Aerobics classes are held at the Cobar Memorial Swimming Pool during the summer months on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00am. You must register by contacting Cobar Community Health prior to starting the program. 

Chronis and Complex Care Services

The Chronic and Complex Care nurses provide home visits for those who suffer from a chronic condition.

Cardiac Rehabilitation exercise classes on Tuesday and Thursday at 9am. Referrals can come from a specialist or GP or by contacting Cobar Community Health.

Smoking Cessation Clinics are by appointment only. 

Trainee Aboriginal Health Nurse

The Aboriginal Health Care Worker provides care and support to the Aboriginal people in the Cobar Community.  

Family & Child Health Nurse

The Family and Child Health Nurse will work in partnership with parents to support families in the early years of life (0-5 years). Services include individual assessment, support and guidance on parenting issues e.g. feeding, sleeping, behaviour and development. Screening checks are attended at ages specified in the Personal Health Record (Blue Book).

After you deliver your baby you will be referred to the Child and Family Health Nurse or you can self-refer by contacting the above number.

A drop-in immunisation clinic operates every Wednesday from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm (no appointment necessary).

Child & Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS)

This service provides assessment, diagnosis, and early intervention and prevention strategies for children and adolescents with mental health problems from ages 0-18 years (still attending school). This includes depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress and other common mental health issues.

Referrals are accepted from the general public, education providers, doctors and other health professionals. Appointments can be made by calling (02) 6881 4000.

Visiting Services Available

  • Mental Health Counseling & Psychiarty
  • Pediatrician
  • Aged Care Assessment Team
  • Palliative Care Team
  • Children Oral Health Services (1300 552 626)
  • Women's Health
  • Sexual Assault Counseling
  • General Surgeon
  • Obstetrician / Gynecologist

Cobar Health Service

Address Details

35 Woodiwiss Avenue
PO Box 29
Cobar NSW 2835

Contact Details

Name
Phone
Fax
Mary Urquhart
(02) 6830 2111
(02) 6836 2037

Description

Cobar is a small rural hospital/health service with a built capacity of 10 acute/subacute beds. 

Services provided include:

The Cobar Mental Health Network is a group of mental health professionals whose aim is to increase awareness and education of mental health issues in the community.

  • 24 Hour emergency care
  • Acute and suacute inpatient services including rehibilation, respite and palliative care
  • Outpatient services
  • A range of primary and community health care services
  • Renal Dialysis (hospital in home)

Cobar Primary and Community Health offer a range of community-based health services to the community including:

  • Aboriginal Health
  • Aged care assessment and demenria support
  • Drug and alcohol counselling
  • Mental Health (adult and children)
  • Community nursing - wound management, medication delivery, hospital in the home, chronic disease case management and palliative care.
  • Occupational therapy
  • Oral Health
  • Child and family health - immunisation, child health checks, referral resource

Health education and promotion Regular outreach clinics are held at Nymagee and Canbelego for Generalist Community Health Nurse Services, Chronic and Complex care services and Counselling services.

Specialist medical and allied health services visit as part of an outreach service from Dubbo and Orange.

Cobar Pharmacy

Address Details

55 Marshall Street 
Cobar NSW 2835

Contact Details

Phone:  
Fax:
(02) 6836 1313
(02) 6836 1317

Description

Offering a range of specialist services and free home delivery. Our vision is to ensure all our customers receive the best health care solutions to facilitate optimal health. Best prices on all our supplements, prescription medicines and health products. Shop for perfumes, mum & baby and lot more. New products added daily! Shop Now!

Hours 9.00am - 5.30pm Mon-Fri  9.00am – 12.00pm Sat.  Closed Sunday and Public Holidays

Laverty Pathology

Address Details

26 Harcourt Street
Cobar  NSW  2835

Contact Details

Phone
Fax
(02) 6836 2913 
(02) 6836 2913

Description

Laverty Pathology provides blood collections, urine analysis, ECG's, holter monitors, pre-employment analysis', drug and alcohol testing.

Opening hours are:

Monday - Thursday   8.00 to 3.30pm
Friday 8.00am to 1.00pm

Closed for lunch between 1.00pm to 2.00pm

 

Mackillop Rural Community Services

Address Details

Barton Street 

Cobar NSW 2835

Contact Details

Name:  
Phone:  
Fax:
Marina Linke
(02) 6832 2699
(02) 6832 2677

Description

Mackillop pledges to provide therapy and support to children with special needs and their families in a manner that encourages self-determination and is culturally relevant. They are committed to encouraging a family centred team approach to the development of the whole child with the emphasis placed on increasing community awareness of children with special needs. They are also committed to maximising the integration of children with special needs into their community and its service.

Their office hours are Monday - Friday: 8.30am to 4pm; Saturday- Sunday: closed

Max Astri Optometrist Eyecare Plus 

Address Details

39 Marshall Street
Cobar NSW 2835

Contact Details

Name: 
Phone:
Mobile:
Fax:
Email:
Website:
Max Astri
(02) 6836 4077
0419 278 758
(02) 6836 4374
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www.eyecareplus.com.au 

Description

Max Astri Optometrists is one of the Eyecare Plus group of clinically driven professional optometry practices across Australia.  They visit Cobar (from Dubbo) usually two days a week, twice a month and offer comprehensive eye examinations. They can undertake assessment of macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and glaucoma, cataract assessments, digital retinal photography, retinal scans and ocular coherence tomography, prescription and fitting of spectacles and contact lenses, assessment and referrals for laser surgery and children's visions.

Most consultations are bulk-billed to Medicare and are heath fund instant rebated.

His office hours are Thursday: 10.30am to 7.00pm; Friday: 8.00 am to 5.00 pm; Saturday-Wednesday: closed.

 

NSW Outback Division of General Practice LTD

Address Details

26 Harcourt Street
PO Box 45
Cobar NSW 2834

Contact Details

Name: 
Phone:
Fax: 
Email:
Bernice Martin
(02) 6836 5500
(02) 6836 1274
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Description

The NSW Outback Division of General Practice LTD formely Cobar Primary Health Care Centre (a Bulkbilling Practice) operated by the Outback Division of General Practice who provide a range of general practitioners, medical services and specialists.  The Centre is open Monday-Thursday: 9.00 am to 6.00 pm; Friday: 9.00 am to 2.00 pm; Saturday-Sunday: as advised.

General Practitioners currently at the Cobar Primary Health Care Centre are Dr Deon Heyns,  Dr Vamsi Arvapalli and Dr Sirisha Potti.

The following allied health services are available at the Centre.  These services are available to the whole community however there may be some out of pocket expenses for these services. 

  • Speech pathologist
  • Dietician
  • Physiotherapist
  • Osteopath
  • Audiologist
  • Sonographer
  • Podiatrist

 

Cardiologist - Professor Roger Chatoor

Visits the centre one Friday every month. Phone the practice for details. Fee's apply

Gynaecologist / Obsterician - Dr Diane Avery

Visits the centre one Thursday per month. Phone reception for details. Fee's apply.

Dr Bhramaramba (Sirisha) Potti - Women's Health GP

Monday to Friday 10.00am - 2.00pm

Podiatrist - Rachel Haack

Visits the centre two week's per month with the Outback Division of General Practice.  Appointments are bulk billed under EPC referrals or $50 per half an hour for private patients.  Phone the centre for appointments.

Dietician - Laura Bate

Visits the centre fortnightly on Wednesday and Thursday.

Speech Pathologist - Katrina Allen

Visits the centre fortnightly on Wednesday and Thursday.

Physiotherapist

Mobile Rehab - Jackie Haines

6 weekly and fees apply

On the Move Physiotheraphy - Meredith Schwilk

Wednesday to Friday fortnightly, Fees apply 

David Treacey - Rural Ultrasound Service

Visit to centre is Monday and Tuesday each week.  Referrals needed.  Booking fee of $30 applies.  Appointments made at reception. 

Outback Eye Team - Kyriacos Marrolefterous

Visits the centre Thursday and Friday monthly.  Optometrists and Ophthalmologists visit.  Consultations are fully bulk billed - and glasses, lenses etc will be charged.  Appointments made at reception.

Connect Hearing - Audiologists - Bi monthly clinics

Visits 1 day per month.  Union member's free, eligible pensioners free.  Private patients $85.  For bookings phone 1800 885 470.

Osteopath - Kylie Read

Visit to centre is 1 week every 6 weeks where fee's apply.

The John Mitchell Pharmacy

Address Details

22 Marshall Street
Cobar NSW 2835

Contact Details

Phone:  
Mobile:
Fax:
(02) 6836 2040
0428 361 610
(02) 6836 3487

Description

The John Mitchell Pharmacy has all your pharmaceutical needs including scripts, over the counter products, first aid products, cold and flu products, cosmetics, baby supplies, giftware, Darrell Lee confectionery treats and New Zealand ice creamery products.

The pharmacy is open Monday-Friday: 8.30 am to 6.00 pm; Saturday: 8.30 am to 12.30 pm; Sunday: closed.

 

Yarrabin Outreach Inc

Address Details

65 Monaghan Street
Cobar  NSW  2835

Contact Details

Phone:
Fax:
Email:
(02) 6836 1283
(02) 6836 1123
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Description

Yarrabin Outreach Inc provides care and support for frail, aged and people with disabilities and their carer/ families.

Their office hours are Monday- Thursday: 8.30 am - 3.00 pm; Friday-Sunday: Closed.

 

Concerned About Your Health Care?

The NSW HealthCare Complaints Commission is an independent body dealing with complaints about health services or health care providers in NSW under the Health Care Complaints Act 1993. Health care providers can either be registered, like doctors, nurses; or un-registered, like acupuncturists, naturopaths, psychotherapists and others. The Commission also deals with complaints about hospitals, surgery centres and other health facilities.

If you are concerned about the health services that were provided to you it is a good idea to first discuss your concerns with the doctor or hospital to see whether they can work with you to resolve your concerns.

If they do not respond to your complaint, or you are not satisfied with their actions, contact the Health Care Complaints Commission. If your health or safety is threatened or you have experienced sexual or physical assault you should immediately contact the Commission.

If you are thinking of making a complaint to the Commission contact the Commission's Inquiry Service toll free on 1800 043 159 or (02) 9219 7444 to discuss your concerns prior to lodging your written complaint. The Commission uses interpreting services to assist people whose first language is not English.

For further information, please visit the Commission's website www.hccc.nsw.gov.au or call 1800 043 159.