We look forward to seeing you

We have missed you....


As a GP, our expert advice is more important now than it’s ever been. But the current pandemic means some patients are avoiding visiting their usual GP, while others may be unsure about how, or where, to consult us.

Patients need to be reassured that you’re still available to give advice on all health matters, in a safe and easy way. So we’re letting patients across Australia know that:

  • they can talk to their usual GP about their health concerns (including those unrelated to COVID-19)
  • telephone and video (telehealth) appointments are available to everyone. Some consultations will need to be bulk billed, while others are billed just like a normal face-to-face appointment
  • in-person appointments are still available, and can be attended safely.

Did you know that most people who come to the GP are well - ie have a chronic disease, mental health concerns , for immunisations etc?
We will still offer immunisations and injections and review people that need to be seen physically. Online bookings are only available for telehealth, repeat scripts or referrals

If you have a;
• Cough
• Sore throat
• Fever
• Flu-like symptoms (feel achey, like you have done a round with Mohammad Ali)  DO NOT come into the practice but instead, you will be offered the following options:

1. A teleconference with a Health on Central GP
2. An appointment at North Mackay Respiratory Clinic (which is adjacent to the practice) see link

So, life is a little weird for all of us at the moment. It is confusing and overwhelming. At the practice, we are working super hard to keep everyone safe and cared for.
For me as the owner of a practice, I want to look after the doctors, nurses and support staff whilst ensuring that we are able to provide wonderful care to our patients

North Mackay Respiratory Clinic for Covid testing

North Mackay Repiratory Clinic

About Us


We care

Not Just a GP Surgery

Not Just a GP Surgery

Through life's stages....from childhood to adulthood and everything in between and beyond, HoC is there for you. 

Dr Nicole Higgins, Dr Mark Raines, Dr Emma Sedlacek, Dr Helen Hawkins, Dr Rebecca Perks, Dr Kerry Summerscales, Dr June Kew  and the team at Health on Central have built our workplace on care, compassion, relationships, respect and appreciation. That is just who we are.

We are highly skilled in dealing with acute, chronic and complex health care. Your doctor and treating team will coordinate your care needs to ensure that you and your family stay well. We work alongside our allied health and specialist colleagues. 

Health on Central is your family  GP in Mackay.


Not Just a GP Surgery

Not Just a GP Surgery

Not Just a GP Surgery

Lets rethink general practice and strip it back to what is important.

 It's old school. It's about relationships.  So we don't overcomplicate it.  

A place where you are known and we know your name. 

Many know the building as a hardware store. 

Flooded with natural light, a living wall, bespoke fittings, funky furniture and a dedicated kids room. There is even a chandelier in the loo.

Health on Central is a destination in itself and looks forward to becoming part of the Andergrove community.

We look forward to being your new doctor in Mackay


Travel Clinic

Not Just a GP Surgery

Travel Clinic

Health on Central is affiliated with TMA - Travel Medicine Alliance to provide patients with the most up to date advice.
All vaccinations are kept on site for your convenience at the lowest possible cost.

We are Yellow Fever accredited.

Get in Touch!

We encourage feedback and we would love to hear any suggestions about how we could improve your experience at Health on Central.



All you need is a curious disposition, compassionate heart and an evidenced based brain to work at Health on Central. Email manager@healthoncentral.com.au

Dr Nicole Higgins

Health on Central. Your Doctor in Mackay.