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Medicare Urgent Care Clinics Now Open

Medicare Urgent Care Clinics (UCCs) provide bulk billed, urgent care in a GP setting, so you don’t have to wait in a hospital emergency department.

58 Medicare UCCs have been established in existing general practice clinics, community health centres and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services across Australia.

Clinics are open early and late, seven days a week and you don’t need an appointment or referral. You can walk in and wait to be seen.

Urgent care is when you need medical attention for an illness or injury that can’t wait for a regular appointment with a GP but doesn’t require a visit to hospital.

Things that may need urgent medical care include minor fractures, sprains and pain, minor infections, mild burns, respiratory illness, severe stomach pains, or urinary tract infections.

Medicare UCCs provide accessible and inclusive services for all Australians, including people with physical and intellectual disabilities.

To find out more and download accessible resources, including in Easy Read format and Auslan, visit


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