Opening Hours

Monday to Friday – 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday – 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM


Please call (02) 6495 4700 or book online.

We offer face to face, telephone or video telehealth consultations.

Telehealth Appointments

For telehealth appointments, please use the button to link directly to your consult.

Welcome to Sapphire Clinic

Sapphire Clinic has been providing long standing general practice services to the local community for 20 years.

Dr Geoffrey Thomas first founded Illawong Medical Centre in 1999, and then built Sapphire Clinic which opened in its current site in 2006. Coast Health, which is attached to Sapphire Clinic opened in 2011.

We are now a premier multi purpose medical centre with GP, Allied Health and Specialist Services in the area.

The clinic is also home to Dr Yin Lee, Dr Kate Reid, Dr Corin Miller, and Dr Jaclyn Brown all permanent and experienced General Practitioners who live in the area with their families.

We provide comprehensive and high quality care to our patients throughout all stages of their lives. 

Our Services Include

  • Capital Pathology are on site from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm, Monday to Friday
  • We have a Podiatrist and Dietitian consulting on a regular basis
  • Merimbula Psychology at Coast Health is adjacent to our practice
  • We have Visiting Medical Specialists in General Surgery, Cardiology, Urology, Rheumatology and Endocrinology
  • We offer Telehealth services (video conferencing) with Specialists out of our local area

Sapphire Clinic has reached Accreditation through the Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL) to provide the highest standard of medical care in general practice. 

COVID-19 Vaccination at Sapphire Clinic

For further information about our COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics and to check your eligibility to receive the vaccine;

Please visit Sapphire Clinic COVID-19 Vaccination Information.

Sapphire Clinic is involved in the COVID-19 Vaccination Program for both Astra Zeneca and Pfizer Vaccines.

We are NOW able to offer vaccinations to patients who are:

  • Anyone aged 5 to 11 (from January 10, 2022)
  • Anyone aged 12 and over
  • Health care workers
  • Critical and high risk workers (emergency services such as police, fire and rescue)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 12 years and over and;
  • Adults with an underlying medical condition, including disability. Check your eligibility below.

For patient information and CONSENT FORMS, please visit Sapphire Clinic COVID-19 Vaccination Information.


If you have recently travelled to or have (had) visitors from the following locations;

We ask that you DO NOT attend the clinic and that you phone Reception for further instructions.

If you have any cold or flu like symptoms – fever, fatigue, headache, cough, sore throat, loss of taste/smell or shortness of breathplease attend for COVID testing at the COVID drive through clinic at South East Regional Hospital, Bega. This applies to all patients whether they have travelled to a COVID 19 affected area or not.

Important Information about COVID-19

During the COVID 19 pandemic, we are taking extra precautions to keep our patients, doctors, nurses and staff as safe as possible. We kindly ask that you do not attend the surgery if you have cold or flu like symptoms.

To reduce the spread of COVID 19, we offer telephone or video consultations to patients. These can be booked with reception on (02) 6495 4700 as per usual consultations. The doctor may request the patient attends the clinic for further examination or treatment.

For patients who need to attend in person:

  • you may bring and wear a mask .

Masks are important in preventing the transmission of COVID 19, and are worn to protect you and the doctor.

Our Team

Dr Geoffrey Thomas

BSc(Hons), MBBS(Hons), Dip Obs, Dip Av Med, FACRRM

GP Synergy Registrar Supervisor

Dr Yin Lee

MBBS, Dip of Child Health, DRANZCOG (Adv), FRACGP

GP Synergy Registrar Supervisor

Dr Kate Reid


ANU Main Medical Student Supervisor

Dr Corin Miller

B Sc(Exercise), MBBS, Dip of Child Health, FRACGP

Dr Jaclyn Brown


Dr Jean-Didier Breton

MChD, PhD, MSci, BSci

GP Registrar

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Sapphire Clinic is involved in the COVID-19 Vaccination Program for both Astra Zeneca and Pfizer Vaccines.

We will be in contact with patients regarding 3rd dose Booster Vaccinations.

We are also offering COVID-19 vaccinations (Pfizer) for 5 to 11 years old from 10 January, 2022.

CLICK ON THIS LINK for information on COVID-19 vaccinations including Consent Forms

Do you have COVID-19 or are you a close contact?

For national protocols on when to test and how long to isolate for; CLICK HERE

Follow this LINK for information on managing COVID-19 safely at home.

Happy New Year from Sapphire Clinic!

January Opening Hours 2022

From Tue Jan 4, 2022

Normal opening hours – 8.30am to 5pm

Sat – 8.30am to 12.30pm

CLICK HERE on Doctor Availability for Dec/Jan 2022