Medicare Urgent Care Clinic opens in Lake Haven

The Australian Government is delivering on its commitment to the people on the Central Coast, with the Lake Haven Medicare Urgent Care Clinic (Medicare UCC) now open.

The Hon Mark Butler MP
Minister for Health and Aged Care

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The Albanese Government is delivering on its commitment to the people on the Central Coast, with the Lake Haven Medicare Urgent Care Clinic (Medicare UCC) now open. The Lake Haven Medicare UCC is located at the Lake Haven Shopping Centre on Lake Haven Drive.
 
This Medicare UCC delivers on the Australian Government’s commitment to make it easier for the people on the Central Coast to get the urgent treatment they need – from highly qualified doctors and nurses – while taking pressure off local hospitals.
 
The Medicare UCC will be open for extended hours, 7 days a week, and offer walk-in care that is fully bulk billed.
 
More than 50 per cent of presentations to the Wyong Hospital are for non-urgent or semi-urgent care.
 
The Lake Haven clinic is one of the 14 Medicare UCCs across NSW – located in Albury, Batemans Bay, Campbelltown, Cessnock, Coffs Harbour, Peninsula, Lismore, Maroubra, Penrith, Rooty Hill, Tamworth, Westmead and Wollongong.
 
Quotes attributable to Minister Butler:
 
“This is the final Medicare UCC to open in New South Wales, delivering on the government’s commitment to make it easier to see a doctor.
 
“The Lake Haven Medicare UCC is going to make a big difference to patients across the Central Coast.
 
“This clinic will ease pressure on the Wyong Hospital, allowing them to concentrate on higher priority emergencies.
 
“The Albanese Government is committed to strengthening Medicare and making it easier and cheaper to get quality healthcare, by tripling the bulk billing incentive and making medicines cheaper.”
 
Quotes attributable to Minister Conroy:
 
“The opening of the Lake Haven Medicare Urgent Care Clinic is fantastic news for people living on the northern Central Coast in the Shortland electorate.
 
“For years, patients have been forced to wait far too long to see a doctor for minor injuries and illnesses.
 
“The Lake Haven Medicare Urgent Care Clinic will go a long way in making it quicker and easier for Coasties to see a bulk-billing GP, particularly after-hours.
 
“I’m proud to be a part of an Albanese Labor Government that is delivering on its commitments to improve the health outcomes of people in our community.”
 
Quotes attributable to Assistant Minister McBride:
 
"The Lake Haven Medicare UCC will mean people in this community, within my electorate of Dobell, who need urgent but not acute care, can get it quickly even if it’s outside standard hours – and all they’ll need is their Medicare card.
 
"I know many families who have had to wait long hours at the emergency department for non-life-threatening issues. 
 
“This Medicare UCC will ease pressure on local EDs and be much more convenient for our communities – closer to home, at short notice, and bulk billed under Medicare."

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