Our multipurpose service is equipped to provide high-quality acute care services to all who live in or visit our catchment area spanning across the Corangamite and Moyne Shires.

Our experienced and professional team are skilled in everything from diagnostic services to aged care, ensuring optimal health and wellbeing for our communities and visitors to Timboon and district.

Please contact Timboon and District Healthcare Service to find out more.

24-hour Urgent Care Centre

Timboon and District Healthcare Service provides a 24-hour Urgent Care Centre for urgent medical care through a partnership with the Timboon Medical Clinic.

Timboon Medical Clinic provides an on-call roster system for after-hours urgent care.  There may be occasions when there is not a doctor available.

If medical attention is required come directly to the front entrance and speak with a member of the nursing team.

The urgent care service commences with a comprehensive assessment completed by a nurse referred to as triage – the process of determining the priority of patients’ treatment based on the severity of the condition.  Following this assessment, if required, the doctor is contacted and will attend as necessary.

This service is available for people requiring pressing, immediate treatment and attention.   It should be noted that other medical conditions that are not pressing should be assessed by a doctor by making an appointment at the nearest medical clinic.  If you are unwell and you believe you require emergency care do not hesitate to call an ambulance – 000.

The Urgent Care Centre is not an emergency department and people using this facility and who are seen by a doctor will incur a cost.  These charges are set by the Timboon Medical Clinic and Ambulance Victoria.

  • Patients seen by the doctor are charged directly by the doctor
  • Patients transferred by ambulance for further medical treatment are responsible for all ambulance fees

TDHS may charge additional fees for non-urgent patients for items such as dressings, bandages and supplies.

Diagnostic Services

Timboon and District Healthcare Service provides a comprehensive diagnostic service to patients. Our experienced, friendly and highly knowledgeable staff will accurately and efficiently interpret your results and instigate the necessary follow-up procedures to help you achieve peace of mind.

Our diagnostic services include:

  • pathology, and
  • radiology.

A Pathology Request from your General Practitioner (GP) or Specialist is necessary.

Specimens are collected and tested by Gribbles Pathology twice daily Monday through Friday, and daily on Saturday. We foster relationships with leading experts and practitioners to offer efficient, high-quality service and an exceptional level of care.

Results from the completed tests will be forwarded to the GP or Specialist from whom you received your Pathology Request and you should contact them approximately 24 hours after the specimen was taken to receive your results.

Our radiologist is onsite for x-ray appointments every Thursday between 8.30am and 3pm.

For more information regarding pathology and radiology diagnostic services at Timboon and District Healthcare Service, please contact us on (03) 5558 6000.

General Medicine

For expertise in general medicine, Timboon and District Healthcare Service has more than 60 years’ experience across the region.

Palliative Care

Palliative care nursing

Our staff have knowledge, skills and expertise in the care of patients, their families, carers and communities, who are living with and dying from a terminal condition.

Quality care at the end of life is realised when strong networks exist between specialist palliative care providers, primary generalist, primary specialist and support care providers and the community – working together to meet the needs of all people.

Our staff have well-developed networks to assist the patient, their carers and family with ensuring quality of life.

Please contact Timboon and District Healthcare Service for further details. We’re proud to offer highly specialised aged care hospital services, as well as community nursing and aged care support programs.

Aged Care

At Timboon and District Healthcare Service, we’re proud to offer both residential aged care to our community as well as a dedicated respite service to assist carers in their responsibilities.

Residential aged care


Fees are payable for permanent residential aged care accommodation.


Accommodation Prices*

Residential Accommodation Deposit (RAD) Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP)
Single Room with private ensuite $420,000 $95.97 per day
Single Room with shared ensuite $370,000 $84.54 per day


*Prices correct as at 1st May 2024

For further information on prices, payment options and inclusions, please contact TDHS.


Residents can choose to pay for their accommodation by a refundable accommodation deposit, a daily payment, or a combination of both.

A refundable deposit is paid as a lump sum amount. A daily payment accrues daily and is paid periodically, for example monthly. A combination payment includes both a partial lump sum and daily payments.

Combination payment example: An incoming resident may choose, for example, to pay 50% of their accommodation by a RAD and the other 50% through DAP. If this was the option chosen, then the resident would pay the prices outlined in the table below:

Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD) Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP)
Single Room with private ensuite $210,000 $47.99 per day
Single Room with shared ensuite $185,000 $42.27 per day


At Timboon and District Healthcare Service (TDHS) you will find a selection of generously sized bedrooms, recently renovated and located within 2 wings. All rooms are equipped with individually controlled heating and cooling and wall mounted televisions. Two of these rooms are specifically designed for disability with easy wheelchair access.

All 14 rooms are single with 4 rooms having shared ensuites and 10 having private ensuites. There is also the ability to access a spa bath which is designed for all stages of mobility.

Residents are able to access the communal day room as they choose whether it be for activities or dining. Both wings provide access to the front balcony which overlooks the hospital gardens and the neighbouring school grounds.

TDHS is staffed entirely by highly experienced, qualified and dedicated Registered and Enrolled Nurses, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Residents have the ability to access onsite Allied Health service as required. Staff aim to provide the best services and support in an environment of trust, dignity and respect.

Number and Type of Bedrooms:

Room Type Number of Rooms
Single Room With ensuite 10
Single Room With shared ensuite 4
Bedroom Size (Square Metres)
Average Bedroom Size 16m2

As a Multi-Purpose Service, TDHS can flexibly use the 14 available rooms, allowing incoming residents the ability to choose the room that suits their preferences.

Respite care service

Looking after aging people with health and mobility issues can be a strain, both on personal wellbeing and family dynamics. Our respite care service allows carers to plan holidays or other leave, while our professional carers provide assistance to the aging individual for a pre-arranged period of time, agreed between Barwon Health Carer Support or Timboon and District Healthcare Service.

Respite care is provided to families and carers with extra demands of caring for someone who has a disability, which may be intellectual, physical or sensory. Respite care is also provided for the terminally ill and for carers of family members with dementia.

Respite can be accessed either ‘in home’ or in an appropriate facility – ‘facility based’. The Assessment Officer will assist you with booking ‘facility based’ respite by referring you to the coordinator at Commonwealth Carer Respite and other independent facilities.

The time allocated for respite varies and is assessed on the basis of client need and resources available. Where TDHS is unable to fulfil your needs, the Assessment Officer is able to refer you to a number of other agencies.

Families needing a short break from their usual routine have found that respite care helps them manage their other commitments:

  • attending personal appointments
  • participating in leisure and recreational activities
  • attending social functions.

Respite care is available weekdays, weekends, overnight and evenings. Advance booking notice is required, however every attempt will be made to provide care in a crisis.

Please note that fees are payable for these services and options for payment can be discussed with the healthcare service or Barwon Health Carer Support.

If you would like more information about our aged care facilities, please contact Timboon and District Healthcare Service on (03) 5558 6000.

For more information on respite care services, please contact us or:

Barwon Health Carer Support
Address: 64b Banyan Street, Warrnambool VIC 3280
Free call: 1800 052 222
Email: carersupport@barwonhealth.org.au
Fax: 03 5561 5091
Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 5.00pm