Health Services

The Dorset community is serviced by a range of health facilities, programs and specialists.

North East Soldiers Memorial Hospital and Community Service Centre

17 Cameron Street, Scottsdale 7260
The Scottsdale Hospital provides 19 acute care beds, an Outpatient and Emergency Service, low risk maternity, physiotherapy, radiology and visiting services. There is a dental unit for children, and X-ray services are also available.
The hospital also includes the James Scott Wing Nursing Home which has 30 residential aged care beds. Other services provided include Community Nursing and Home Help/Personal Care and Home Maintenance.
Jacob Greatbatch is the Mental Health Counsellor for the Dorset Municipality. He is based at the NESM Hospital, and can be contact on 03 6352 5535.


This facility in Scottsdale provides aged care for people residing in north-east Tasmania. ‘Aminya' is an aboriginal term for ‘peaceful place'. Residents are able to enjoy close contact with their ongoing community activities and friends, and can look out over the lush pastures of the nearby farms.

Scottsdale Doctors Surgery

2 Fosters Road, Scottsdale 7260
This is a purpose built new building with pathology onsite, a three bay treatment room, and seperate procedure room. 

Scottsdale Medical Centre

15 George Street, Scottsdale 7260

Bridport Doctors Surgery

123 Main St, Bridport 7262
This is a sub-branch of the Scottsdale Doctors Surgery, open Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Dorset Community House

3 Cameron Street, Scottsdale 7260
The Dorset Community House offers educational courses and social activites for people within the community. The community house also provides referrals to health services and offers a meeting room for organisations. Open Monday to Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm.
A Laurel House Counsellor is available on the last Monday of every month.


Dorset Council provides free "in-school" immunisation programs for school children. For further information regarding the school-based immunisation program please contact Council's Environmental Health Officer on 03 6352 6500 or click here to view the Department of Health & Human Services website.

Sharps Disposal

Please note that private needle users, such as diabetics, can obtain sharps containers from Council at reduced rates.

There are also a range of other health services available to Dorset residents. The Dorset Community Health Services Booklet is an A-Z Guide of services available.
Every effort has been made to ensure that the information in this guide and listed above is accurate and current. Dorset Council will not be held responsible for loss, damage, or injury arising from any inaccuracies in this information.