URGENT CARE FOR THE CENTRAL COAST
The Albanese Government is delivering on its commitment to make it easier for residents of the Central Coast to get the urgent care they need with providers selected for their two Medicare Urgent Care Clinics (Medicare UCC).
The Peninsula Medicare UCC will be established at Providence Medical Umina and the Lake Haven Medicare UCC will be established at Coastal Lakes Medical Practice, providing urgent care for people living in the north of the Central Coast. Both UCCs will start seeing patients in November 2023.
Medicare UCCs deliver 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 the Gosford and Wyong Hospitals.
The Medicare UCC will be open for extended hours, seven days a week, and offer walk-in care that is fully bulk billed.
Over half of presentations to the Gosford and Wyong Hospital emergency departments are for non-urgent or semi-urgent care.
The clinics are two of 14 Medicare UCCs that will be established across New South Wales.
The Australian Government will continue to work closely with the Primary Health Networks and New South Wales and Government to deliver the remaining Medicare UCCs, all of which will open this year.
For more information on Urgent Care Clinics visit https://www.health.gov.au/our-work/medicare-urgent-care-clinics/about-medicare-urgent-care-clinics.
For more information on NSW Health's Long Jetty Urgent Care Clinic visit https://www.nsw.gov.au/media-releases/urgent-care-clinic-for-long-jetty-to-take-pressure-off-eds.