Open until 5:00pm today
Avanti Building
Suite 720 Level 7 / 1C Burdett Street Hornsby, NSW 2077

Book Appointment

Filter booking details
Health for Your Whole Self

Sanctuary Lifestyle Clinic is a holistic medical practice practicelocated in Hornsby on Sydney’s Upper North Shore. We are a family practice staffed with caring Doctors, Practice Nurse and a Psychologist. We focus on promoting the health and well-being of your whole person – mind, body and spirit. Our dedicated doctors, and allied health practitioners take an integrative approach to your care specifically focusing on getting to the cause of your problem where possible, not just the symptoms. We make sure your treatment plan is personalised and right for you.

Our experienced practitioners can assist in a variety of areas, including:

  • Lifestyle, Nutritional and Preventive Medicine advice
  • Plant-based Nutrition
  • Integrative & Functional Medicine
  • Skin Checks and Minor Surgery
  • Travel Medicine
  • Vaccinations & Child Health Checks
  • Women’s Health including Hormonal Implant and IUD insertion (eg Implanon and Mirena)
  • Pregnancy and Antenatal Shared Care
  • Men’s Health
  • Chronic Disease Management and Prevention
  • Mental Health and Behavioural Disorders in Adults and Children

Located in Hornsby on Sydney’s Upper North Shore, our patients have easy access to nearby pharmacies, physiotherapists, pathologists and radiologists.

As a mixed billing practice, we offer bulk billing for children’s routine vaccinations and acute illness consultations. Otherwise, consultations are privately billed, with medicare rebates available. Discounts apply for patients with Health Care and Concession cards, please ask our friendly receptionists if these apply to you.

We offer appointments from Monday & Tuesday 9am-5pm, Wednesday 10am-7pm Thursday 9am-7pm, and Friday 8am-4pm. Booking an appointment is easy and can be done at any time using our convenient online booking service. To get started now, simply click on your preferred appointment time from the options displayed at the top of the page.

Read more


Dr Merlene Thrift

GP, Female

Dr Andrew Pennington

GP, Male

Edit practice details

Find Sanctuary Lifestyle Clinic

Directions and parking

We are located within convenient walking distance from Hornsby Train Station and Hornsby Westfield Shopping Centre. Free parking is available on-street in Hunter Lane and across the road in the Burdett St Public Library car park. Please be aware of parking limitations and times. Call our office to arrange access to accessible disabled parking spaces.

Patients visiting via public transport can reach us on any of the multiple bus routes that pass Hornsby Train Station. With the train station nearby, we are perfect for patients from Waitara, Hornsby, Normanhurst, Asquith, Wahroonga and North Wahroonga.

Appointments currently not published on HealthEngine's directory

Pricing & Payment

Supported government schemes

General pricing guide

New Patient - Standard (30 Minutes)
New Patient - Long (1 Hour)
Existing Patient - Extra Long - Follow Up
Existing Patient - Long - Follow Up
Existing Patient - Standard - Follow Up
Long appointment (Level C)
Standard appointment (Level B)

Billing policy

Please note, the below appointment types are 1 hour consultations for all New Patients:


- Integrative/Lifestyle Appointment

- Holistic Mental Health/Biobalance/Pfeiffer-Walsh Approach

- Plant Based Nutrition


We do offer a discounted fee structure to all Pensioners, Healthcare Card Holders and Children under the age of 18.

For more information, please speak with our recepton staff prior to your appointment.  

General Practice

Book your appointment in our app

Existing patients of this practice can book with them in the HealthEngine app. Just search for the practice within the app.

Book in app

Have an account?

Log in to continue. Book with your saved details.

Don’t have an account?

Sign up for free so you can book faster next time.

Log in

Book appointments faster with your saved details.

Don’t have an account? Sign up