Medical facilities & pharmacies in Cairns for travellers
Backpackers don’t need to worry about finding good medical facilities or pharmacies in Cairns, there are plenty to choose from-see the map below. •For a doctor best bet is the 24 hr medical centre on the corner of Grafton st and Florence St. You don’t need to make a booking but it can get very busy during the day time. Best time if your condition can wait is after 8pm for quick service. Generally you will have to pay upfront and redeem your fees later on from your insurance company. •The best pharmacy is the Cairns Chemist Warehouse on McLeod st opposite the Cairns central shopping centre. They are open 8am-7pm except for weekends when they close at 5pm. The Cairns Apothocary pharmacy is open till 11pm if you get caught out. If you are getting presciptiion medicine make sure you ask for generic brands to get the cheapest price.