Medicare Urgent Care Clinics are located across Australia and make it easier to access care for urgent, but not life-threatening, illnesses and injuries. But how do you know what’s urgent and what’s not?
If you have an injury or illness that needs medical attention, there are three questions you can ask yourself before deciding where to go for help.
- Is it life-threatening and do I need emergency care?
- Is it something a GP or nurse can treat?
- Can it wait until I can get an appointment to see my local GP?
If it’s not an emergency but you can’t wait for a regular appointment with your GP … that’s a case for a Medicare Urgent Care Clinic.
Medicare Urgent Care Clinics are open early and late every day, services are bulk billed and you don't need an appointment or referral. To find your nearest Medicare Urgent Care Clinic, visit health.gov.au/MedicareUCC