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. 

Sapphire Clinic News

Sapphire Clinic will now be open on Saturdays from 9.00 am to 12.30 pm. For further information, please see Doctors’ Hours.

We welcome Dr Jean-Didier Breton who will be our new GP Registrar for 2021. Sadly, Dr Maria Lorenzo has moved practices to complete training requirements. We look forward to having her back with us in the near future!

We are grateful Dr Jaclyn Brown will continue working at Sapphire Clinic on Fridays and Saturdays. She will be looking after our existing clinic patients.  

Sapphire Clinic has submitted an expression of interest to the Department of Health to deliver the COVID-19 vaccine to our patients, and we will keep you updated on the outcome of this process.

We believe all the COVID-19 vaccinations are a huge step forward in beating this disease and that is why we have applied to become a COVID-19 vaccine immuniser.

Further information about COVID-19 vaccines can be found on the Department of Health website.


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 breath – please 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