Information about Newstead Medical for patients and visitors.
Please see below information about our practice regarding open hours, appointments, medical care and more.
If you still have a question for us please call us directly if urgent, or visit our contact page to send us an email.
General Practitioner Appointments
Our general practitioners provide the following services:
- Treatment of acute and chronic medical conditions
- Minor surgery
- Antenatal care
- Worker’s compensation appointments
- Health screening
- Travel health
- Pre-employment and driver’s licence medical examination
- Dive medicals (existing patients only)
Possums Program for Mothers and Babies
Dr Georgia Bavin follows a holistic evidenced-based approach termed Neuroprotective Developmental Care (NDC or the Possums programs) and is the first NDC accredited practitioner in Tasmania, working with mothers and babies in the first year of life to assist with infant sleep, feeding, unsettled behaviour, and maternal mental health. Georgia is also working towards becoming an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She is keen to work with your family to help improve any challenges you are facing with your baby.
Please ensure you tell the receptionist when booking so that we can allocate a 1 hour “mum and baby” appointment.
Sue Brown is a Speech and Language Pathologist who works at Newstead Medical on alternate Wednesdays, with both children and adults. She graduated from Lincoln Institute, Melbourne, with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) and has a Graduate Certificate of Education in Language and Literacy from UTAS.
Sue enjoys working with people who have challenges with communication, literacy and swallowing.
Mental Health Social Worker
Rob Pearce is a Senior mental health worker who has been working in mental health for over 20 years, previously working within the Department of Psychiatry at the Launceston General Hospital. At present he is working Monday and Wednesday evenings, and he is happy to see a wide variety of patients referred under Mental Health Care plans.
Newstead Medical is also Launceston’s Travel Immunisation Clinic offering comprehensive travel health and advice. We are able to supply and administer all required travel vaccinations and many travel medications.
We are a government approved Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre and supply a Yellow Fever vaccination certificate with all Yellow Fever vaccinations.
Appointments are available with our General Practitioners for current and new patients. Try to book an appointment at least 4 weeks prior to leaving on your trip.
What to bring to your appointment
If you are not a regular patient of Newstead Medical, please bring a copy of your vaccination history and current medications to your appointment. If you regularly attend here we will have this information on record already. Please bring along your travel itinerary.