A fifth Medicare Urgent Care Clinic (UCC) for Western Australia has been confirmed at The Health Hub at Eaton Fair, that will support the wider Bunbury area.
Expected to open from 20 November 2023, the clinic will provide treatment for urgent, but not life-threatening, illnesses and injuries requiring same day assessment for people who may otherwise have visited an emergency department.
Like all Medicare UCCs, the clinic will bulk bill, be open seven days a week and accept walk in patients.
Seven clinics will be located in Western Australia, with the following that have opened this year:
- Morley Urgent Care Clinic – Rudloc Road Medical and Dental Centre, Morley
- Rockingham Urgent Care Clinic – Rockingham Medical and Dental Centre, Rockingham
- Clarkson Urgent Care Clinic – Ocean Keys Family Practice, Clarkson
Beeliar Urgent Care Clinic, located at Lagoon Medical Centre in Yangebup, is expected to open from 15 November 2023. The process for establishing UCCs in Midland and Broome is currently underway.
All clinics will be in located in existing facilities, such as general practices and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services.
They’re part of a national Australian Government initiative to establish 58 Medicare UCCs nationally, offering vital, timely and affordable health care to thousands of Australians.
WA Primary Health Alliance is coordinating the EOI processes and supporting selected practices to establish their clinics.
Find out more about WA’s Medicare Urgent Care Clinics.