Urgent Care Clinics

The Australian Government is funding 50 GP-led Medicare Urgent Care Clinics (UCCs) across Australia that will ease pressure on hospitals and give families more options to see a healthcare professional when they have an urgent, but not life-threatening, need for care and are unable to access their usual GP or other care provider.

UCCs will aim to improve access to urgent care in a non-hospital setting, particularly for vulnerable groups, and reduce the pressure on emergency department presentations by providing patients with acute, episodic care for urgent conditions that are not immediately life-threatening.

UCCs will support people to connect to pathways of care with the broader health system, including ensuring referrals back to a patient’s regular GP or other care provider to ensure patients receive continuity of care.

An expression of interest is open to accredited existing general practices, community health centres and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services that are interested in establishing a UCC in Albury, NSW. Providers who have applied in previous Expression of Interest processes in New South Wales do not need to re-apply but should engage with Murray PHN.

For more information and to apply, go to Murray PHN's tender portal.

The EOI closes 2pm, 12 April 2023.

While the EOI is open, enquiries must be sent to tenders@murrayphn.org.au

Click here to view the Minister for Health and Aged Care's media release.

Page last updated 2 March 2023