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NHC members can bulk bill their appointment and access a broad range of medical procedures, including preventative health checks and minor surgeries.
For non-members, you can have a Standard GP appointment for $70. You will have the opportunity to join as a member when you attend the clinic.
COVID-19 vaccinations are now available for eligible patients
COVID-19 vaccinations are now available at Higgins for eligible patients as part of Phase 1B of the Australian Government’s national rollout. Please visit our Vaccination Services page for detailed information.
Getting to the NHC Higgins Medical Centre
The NHC Higgins is located at the Higgins Shops, with a Terry White chemist right alongside. Both the 44 and 45 buses pass by the clinic and there is lots of available parking at the shopping complex.
You can see one of our great doctors at the following times
|Monday||8:30am - 5:00pm|
|Tuesday||8:30am - 5:00pm|
|Wednesday||8:30am - 5:00pm|
|Thursday||8:30am - 6:30pm|
|Friday||8:30am - 6:30pm|
NHC Higgins Medical Centre9 Higgins Place, Higgins ACT 2615
Higgins services and clinicians
We offer a wide range of medical services at our Higgins clinic, including doctors and allied health. There is a GP, a Clinical Psychologist, a Physiotherapist and Exercise Physiologist and a Dietitian. Pathology services are also available on site. Services include;
- Family and children’s health
- Flu shots and vaccinations
- Women’s and Men’s health
- Preventative health checks including skin checks, asthma and diabetes
- Psychology and Mental Health Care Plans
- Aged care
- Indigenous health
- Minor Surgeries, wound care and occupational assessments
Dr Mayokun Otesile
Mayokun commenced his work at the National Health Co-op as a registered General Practitioner in 2013, following extensive work experience and training in Nigeria and South Africa.
Prior to joining the National Health Co-op, Mayokun practiced as a General Practitioner / Family Physician in Nigeria.
Mayokun obtained his medical degree from the University of Ilorin in Nigeria. He obtained a Masters of Medicine from the University of Limpopo in South Africa. Mayokun is also a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
Mylie joined the National Health Co-op team as a Psychologist in early 2016, with endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist in 2018.
She is trained in a variety of treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Mylie obtained her Bachelor of Psychology, Honours degree and Masters of Clinical Psychology from the University of Canberra, Australia.
Stefanie commenced her work at the National Health Co-op as an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) in 2014, having obtained both her Food Science and Nutrition degree and Master of Dietetics from Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia.
As an APD Stefanie tailors nutrition advice to the individual. Despite have the word “diet” in her professional title, Stefanie takes a mindful eating, or non-diet approach, to her practice, focussing on a person’s overall health and wellbeing rather than encouraging a restrictive, diet-focussed mentality.
Along with assisting patients with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and osteoporosis, Stefanie also works with patients to improve their gut symptoms and optimise their dietary intake in conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome and diverticular disease. Stefanie also assists parents with introducing first foods, fussy eating and appropriate growth of their little ones.
With an interest in allergies and intolerances she completed the Professional Certificate in Medical Nutrition Therapy in Food Allergy and Intolerance in 2018 and is a professional member of Coeliac Australia.
Sam commenced his work at the National Health Co-op as a Physiotherapist and Accredited Exercise Physiologist in August 2017.
Sam obtained a Bachelor of Human Movement (Exercise Rehabilitation) undergraduate degree at Charles Stuart University in 2008 and completed a Master of Physiotherapy degree at the University of Canberra in 2011. He also completed a Graduate Certificate of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at LaTrobe University in 2015, and has worked as both a Physiotherapist and Accredited Exercise Physiologist within Canberra and the Mid-North Coast for over 6 years.
Sam has extensive experience managing and treating various problems including back and neck pain, lumbo-pelvic pain, sports injuries and migraine / headaches. He is trained in spinal physiotherapy, dry needling, clinical pilates, kinesiology taping, exercise prescription and specialised migraine headache physiotherapy.
Jacinta is an experienced physiotherapist who joined the NHC in 2021.
Her treatment approach is to provide quality, evidence based manual therapy and exercise prescription to assist people in all stages of life to manage their injuries, achieve their goals and lead a healthy lifestyle. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Biology and a Masters of Physiotherapy, both achieved at the University of Canberra. Her professional experience spans musculoskeletal private practices, aged care providers and hospitals, meaning she has extensive experience with sports injuries, occupational injuries, orthopaedics, chronic conditions, aged care, dry needling, hydrotherapy and much more.
Outside of work she’s a proud Mum who loves netball, knitting and baking.
Dr Mayokun Otesile
Physiotherapist & Exercise Physiologist
Looking for allied health services such as psychology and physiotherapy? These are available at other NHC locations and bulk billed to members with a valid Medicare Card.
Our Covid Precautions
Patient safety and comfort is never compromised at the NHC. During the COVID-19 pandemic we’re working closely with Government to continue to offer our services without putting the community at risk.
Centre Safety Precautions
- Social distancing is strictly applied within our reception and clinical areas, in line with the latest Government advice.
- Masks and hand sanitiser are readily available for patients when they arrive.
- Telehealth appointments are available for those who would prefer not to attend the clinic in person.
Telehealth is a great way to get medical advice from the comfort of your own home. Due to the pandemic, there are certain patients who we strongly advise not to attend the clinic in person. Please book for Telehealth if you have;
- COVID symptoms and are yet to receive a negative test result.
- Returned from overseas in the last 14 days.
- Visited a COVID hotspot in the last 14 days.
Looking for a bulk billing doctor in Higgins?
If you are looking for a bulk billing doctor in Higgins, you have come to the right place. We offer a range of bulk billed services for members, with just a small selection of detailed procedures incurring a cost.
This means that when you sign up for an NHC membership you will be able to see a bulk billing doctor when you need to, all year round. This is great value for Canberra families, students, seniors and individuals and includes access to the NHC Higgins as well as our other locations in the ACT and Yass.
Bulk Billing healthcare in the ACT and Yass
We provide bulk billed GP services to members at our 9 clinics across the ACT and Yass. This covers standard GP appointments, health checks and many vaccinations, with just a few detailed procedures incurring an out of pocket cost. Non-members can access standard GP appointments for $70.
Affordable family healthcare
Unlimited bulk-billed healthcare for you and your family all year round as a member.
Bulk billed by appointment
Forget long wait times, get access to a bulk billed GP at a time that suits you.
More than a doctor
We are a not-for-profit, cooperative organisation. Members have ownership and ensure that the local community benefits.