Murwillumbah is really spoiled for health care. There are four medical centres with a large number of GPs and a couple of smaller practices.
The town boasts five pharmacies, three dental clinics, three pathology collection centres, two optometrists and a variety of visiting medical specialists.
There are physiotherapy clinics, a number of chiropractors, naturopaths and a wide range of alternative health practitioners.
But the core of the local health community is the Murwillumbah District Hospital, a 95-bed acute general hospital providing a broad range of health services to the people of Murwillumbah and surrounding communities in the Tweed Valley.
The hospital was opened in August 1939 and at the time was one of the most modern and cutting edge hospitals in regional Australia. Towering 15 metres (50 feet) into the air, it was the biggest structure ever raised in the district.
Specific Health Services offered through Murwillumbah District Hospital are Obstetrics, Gynaecology Services, Paediatric Services, Assessment and Rehabilitation, Surgery, General Medicine, Pathology, Physiotherapy, Radiology and Emergency Services. Telephone 0266 721822.
For the elderly there are a number of aged care facilities and nursing homes while there is an active community nursing program, meals on wheels and palliative care groups.