Caneland Medical Centre

Patient end practitioner

Located in MACKAY, QLD

Services offered at Caneland Medical

Below is a list of services offered by Caneland Medical:

  • Family Medicine
  • Women's health, including contraceptive advice, pap smears, Implanon and Mirena Insertion and removal, shared antenatal care and postnatal care, sexual health checks
  • Men's health, including heart and lung checks, prostate / testicular checks, sexual health checks
  • Children's health, including developmental check ups and immunisations.
  • Skin cancer check ups
  • Minor surgery, including removal of moles, skin cancers and suturing of lacerations
  • ECGs, lung function tests
  • Travel health advice, including vaccinations
  • Weight loss management
  • Quitting smoking advice
  • Stress management
  • Dive medicals
  • Insurance medicals
  • Work place injuries
  • GP Management of long term medical conditions, such as:
    • asthma
    • diabetes
    • high blood pressure
    • heart disease
    • high cholesterol
    • chronic airways disease


Caneland Medical Centre Doctors:

Dr Rachel Bidgood

MBBS, DipObsGyn, BSc(Nutrition), MRCGP, FRACGP, MACNEM.

Women & Children's Health, Nutrition, Asthma & Lifestyle/Stress Management

Dr Ursula Nicholson


Special interests: Family Medicine, Children's health, Minor surgery, Dive medicals

Dr Lynne Mulholland


Special interests: Breast feeding and contraception, counseling and women's health

Dr Ashley Nattrass


Special interests: Children's Health, Men's Health, Sports Medicine & Minor Surgery

Dr Clare Heal

MBChb, Dip RAGOG, FRACGP, Sen Lecturer James Cook Uni, MPHTM, Dip GUMed

Caneland Medical is proud to be accredited by AGPAL, the leading provider of accreditation for general practices in Australia.

Referring disciplines: General practice

Consultation times: Surgery Hours Caneland Medical Phones Open Appointments Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:30pm 8:00am - 5:00pm Saturday 8:00am - 12:00 noon 8:00am - 12:00 noon After hours: When the surgery is closed, our doctors work with other practices to provide after hours care at the GP Mater Private After Hours Service (Mater hospital, 76 Willetts Rd, North Mackay; ph: 4965 5444). No private medical insurance is required, but a private fee is charged. Mackay Base Hospital Emergency Department (Bridge Rd, South Mackay) provides a free after hours service for emergencies. Additional information about Caneland Medical: Appointment times: all standard consults by appointments are 10 minutes. Longer consults are available on request. If your medical condition is urgent, please let the receptionist know when you phone or when you present to the reception desk. Patients without appointments will be seen as soon as possible, but they may have to wait unless their condition is urgent. Please let us know in advance if you are unable to keep an appointment, so we can allow another patient to have an appointment. Failure to cancel and appointment will be charged to the patient. Out of surgery visits: A doctor can visit you at home if you are too sick to come to the surgery and live in the local Mackay area. Visits are also arranged for hospital and nursing homes. Privacy policy: Your medical record is a confidential document. It is the policy of this practice to maintain security of your personal health information at all times and to ensure that this information is only available to authorized staff members. Telephone advice: Reception takes phone enquiries for the doctors. Calls will not be connected through to the doctors while consulting, unless urgent. If the doctor is with a patient, a message will be taken and your call returned later. Reminder systems: Caneland Medical has a computerized reminder system for various health checks, including pap smears and immunisations. If you would prefer not to be on such a reminder system, please inform one of the doctors or receptionists. Test results are available by phone between 2pm and 4pm. It the patient�s responsibility to phone up or make an appointment to see their doctor and ask for their own results. If further investigation, treatment or explanation is required, your doctor may request you to come in for a follow up appointment. Repeat prescriptions and continuing referrals: Some regular medications and continuing referrals may be obtained without a consultation � we prefer your last consultation has been within the last 3 months and that you give at least 48 hours notice. A $15 fee is charged for this service. Feedback: We welcome suggestions regarding our service. Please contact our practice manager , send us an email or speak to our doctors if you would like to give us any feedback or suggestions.
Booking contact: Caneland Medical Centre
Shop 2126
Caneland Shopping Cnetre
Tel: 07 4953 4333
Fax: 07 4953 4272