Working collaboratively with the Worimi community, our primary goal is to offer culturally safe and holistic health care services while upholding the fundamental values of community control. Together, we aim to enhance the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals residing in Forster Tuncurry and its surrounding regions.

We are based in Forster, NSW and promote wellbeing through a range of healthcare services and lifestyle programs.

Practitioners | Board of directors | Our vision & values | Our Practitioners

Our team of professional practitioners are dedicated to maintaining the highest standard.

Tobwabba has a team of dedicated GPs allowing us to provide medical care to meet patient’s needs.

  • Dr Margaret Gibbons
  • Dr Patricia Sweeney
  • Dr Isra Farid
  • Dr Peter O’Mara
  • Dr Tom Norris
  • Dr Jess Crawley (Registrar)

Our Services


Tobwabba Aboriginal Medical Service offers a range of healthcare services, taking a holisitic approach toward diagnosis and management of illness.

Home Visits

Our regular clients with a substantial illness or mobility problems can arrange a Home Visit during practice hours. This is subject to the discretion of the patient’s doctor.


Our practice only offers consultation by appointment. If you have a number of issues to discuss, please let reception know so that they can book a longer appointment for you. We encourage our clients to request their preferred doctor when making an appointment. Urgent appointments will be seen by the first available doctor.

Recall and Reminders

Tobwabba works in cooperation with the National and State based recall and reminder registers. We may occasionally send our patients a reminder notice, offering preventative health services appropriate to their individual care. If this is something you do not want to receive, please tell reception or your doctor.


Towabba Aboriginal Medical Service is a bulk billing service.

Essential After Hours Services

Forster Tuncurry Medical Centre
Address: 14 South Street, Forster
Phone: (02) 6555 0444

Manning Base Hospital
Address: York Street, Taree
Phone: (02) 6592 9111

Essential Legal Services

Legal Aid
Civil and Family We have a visiting legal aid service, who come to Tobwabba one Wednesday of the month for drop in appointments.
For more information phone:
(02) 5525 1600

Family Law Intervention Unit 
The team visit Tobwabba once a month. To book an appointment or find out more, contact them on: 
1800 551 589