Welcome to Russell Street Medical Centre

The Russell Street Medical Centre (RSMC) is a GP owned and operated General Practice centrally located on the corner of Russell and Bentinck Streets in the CBD. We are within comfortable walking distance of pathology services (across the road), diagnostic imaging (200 meters) and various chemists. More Details in the About Section

Russell St Medical Centre and Busby Medical Practice – A NEW ERA

The owners of Busby Medical Practice and Russell Street Medical Centre would like to announce an exciting new alliance. Many will know that Dr John Sandra has stepped down as a practice owner of RSMC from July 1 this year. In his place, the remaining owners Dr Hal Rikard-Bell and Dr Colin Jamieson have welcomed the practice owners of Busby Medical Practice, Ms Louise McMahon, Dr Atma Rana and Dr Sarah Koffman.

The plan is to ensure a Bathurst owned and managed General Practice service, in which the owners and doctors live and work in the community they serve. The practice owners are committed to a continuation of “family practice” that has been the corner stone of these medical clinics for many generations. The two practices will continue as separate entities, maintaining their independent characteristics, clerical and nursing staff. The joining together will offer some synergies of management. This includes dealing with the many bureaucracies, including Medicare, GP Registrar training organisations and medical manpower issues necessary in running a general practice.

General practice in regional Australia faces challenges on many fronts. We remain convinced that privately owned General Practices, like ours, offer the best service to our patients, and combined with the flexibility and manpower to meet these challenges, we will continue to do so.

Most of the anticipated changes will be occurring behind the scenes with the hope it will be business as usual for our GP’s staff and patients. Any questions about the alliance can be directed to our respective Practice Managers.


The practice owners of Russell Street Medical Centre and Busby Medical Practice.

Surgery Hours

Monday to Friday – 8.30am to 6pm
Saturday – 9.00am to 12pm

(Saturday clinics are for acute cases and staffed by
our Duty GP. It is our policy not to advise who the
Duty Doctor is until the day)

Contact Details
Telephone (02) 6331 2266
Fax Number (02) 6332 1020

After Hours Service

Our afterhours service is provided by the Bathurst After Hours Medical Service between 6pm & 8am week days and from 12pm Saturday to 8am Monday & includes public holidays. This service is staffed by experienced local GPs.

To access this service Telephone (02) 6333 2888

Bathurst After Hours GP Clinic operates on Saturday & Sunday afternoons from 3pm to 7pm at the Specialist Rooms, Heritage Building (entry via Howick St), Bathurst Base Hospital. This is a Walk- In Clinic, no appointments necessary.

In case of an emergency dial 000 immediately.


Corner of Russell & Bentinck Streets
(116 Russell Street)
Bathurst NSW 2795

Online Appointments

You will need to register with your email address the first time you use this facility. Alternatively you can install the Appointuit App on your Smartphone: