Shoalhaven has a wide range of general health services to cater for your needs. Some specialist services are provided regularly on a visiting basis (weekly or monthly). Within the larger centres of Wollongong (approx 1 hour) and Sydney (approx 2 hours) a wider range of specialist services are within easy reach.
Shoalhaven District Hospital is the main hospital located within the recently developed medical precinct in Nowra. The Shoalhaven also has a private hospital in Nowra, a hospital in Milton and a palliative care hospital in Berry.
There are 7 nursing homes with more planned throughout the district.
Nowra and Ulladulla are well served by both local and visiting Sydney specialists and community health centres.
General practitioners, chemists, dentists, remedial massage and a wide range of therapists practice in the major towns with and increasing number of services being available within the smaller centres.
Shoalhaven Wellness Centre offering fitness, back to work programs, and preventative care operates in Nowra.
An early childhood intervention service Noah's Inclusion Services operates from centres at Nowra and Ulladulla.
As a means to ensure that adequate medical services are provided locally and staffed efficiently, Shoalhaven Council, the then Shoalhaven Division of General Practice and the University of Wollongong combined to have established a regional Medical Faculty at the local Shoalhaven Campus at Mundamia. This facility has expanded to now have a Nursing Degree offered at the Shoalhaven Campus.