Health and wellness

The capital for health services

Rockhampton has access to some of the best health care services in Queensland, including one public hospital and two private hospitals offering the full range of medical care. The region is well-supplied with experienced doctors and medical experts, based in both public and private practices. We are a destination of choice for regional medical practice.

Hospitals

Rockhampton Hospital is the main referral centre for Central Queensland, offering a range of services, including a 24-hour Emergency Department and oncology services.

Rockhampton Hospital is further supported by two private hospitals; Mater Misericordiae Hospital Rockhampton and Hillcrest Rockhampton Private Hospital. They offer specialised medical services including general and reconstructive surgery, orthopaedics, ophthalmology, urology, gynaecology, IVF, general medicine and mental health.

Medical Services

Over 25 medical centres offer a mix of bulk billing and private doctors throughout the region for general medical care, as well as a 24 hour house call doctor service. You can be assured of the best general practice care for you and your family, without long waiting times for appointments. Rockhampton is also home to the full range of specialists, providing expert care.

Allied Health Services

You'll find fast and easy access to professionals offering therapy and treatment in Oral Health, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Speech Pathology, Psychiatry, Nutrition, Dietetics and more. CQUniversity teaches 17 different qualifications in Allied Health in state-of-the-art health facilities and laboratories, with the public welcomed at several clinics.

Aged Care Residential Services

Our senior folk are a precious and valued community resource. The Region's aged care residential services industry is expanding exponentially to offer different lifestyle accommodation options and aged care services to our discerning and active retirees.

Fitness

An exercise class is never far away in the Rockhampton Region. With gyms, fitness centres and personal trainers running customised workouts, your fitness needs will be met. Box, CrossFit, Pilates, step, combat, spin, zumba and yoga your way to optimal health.

Don't do gym? No worries, there’s always a jersey out there for you in hockey, soccer, touch football, rugby league, union, swimming and netball with fixtures and competitions for young and old. From kindy sports to archery, the region has the clubs and associations to fulfil your sporting desires.