The Albanese Government is delivering on its commitment to people on the Central Coast, with the Peninsula Medicare Urgent Care Clinic (Medicare UCC) in Umina Beach opening from 20 November 2023 at 297 West Street, Umina Beach.
This Medicare UCC delivers on the Albanese Government’s commitment to make it easier for 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 Peninsula Medicare UCC will be open for extended hours, 7 days a week, and offer walk-in care that is fully bulk billed.
More than 45 per cent of presentations to the Gosford Hospital are for non-urgent or semi-urgent care.
The Peninsula Medicare UCC will join eight clinics that are already operational in Albury, Cessnock, Maroubra, Penrith, Rooty Hill, Tamworth, Westmead, and Wollongong. The Lismore and Coffs Harbour clinics are also opening on 20 November, and will be soon joined by the final three New South Wales Medicare UCCs in Batemans Bay, Campbelltown and Lake Haven before the end of the year.
The Albanese Government will continue to work closely with Primary Health Networks and the New South Wales Government to deliver the remaining Medicare UCCs, all of which will open this year.
Quotes attributable to Minister Butler:
"The Peninsula Medicare UCC will mean people on the Central Coast 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.
“Locals will be able to walk in, see a doctor or nurse and access imaging and pathology services.
“This clinic will ease pressure on the Gosford Hospital, allowing them to concentrate on higher priority emergencies.
Quotes attributable to Dr Gordon Reid, Member for Robertson:
“I went to the election promising my community an Urgent Care Clinic and today we are delivering on that promise.
“The Peninsula Medicare UCC is going to make a big difference to patients across the Central Coast.
“I know many families who have had to wait long hours at the Gosford 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.