THE Frankston Primary Care Centre will be the home of the federal government’s promised Medicare urgent care clinic.
The federal government announced plans for a local “medicare urgent care clinic” prior to its successful election. Last week it announced that it was taking over funding for eight Victorian priority primary care centres, including Frankston’s, to establish the urgent care clinics.
Dunkley MP Peta Murphy said the urgent care clinic will “help take the pressure off Frankston Hospital’s emergency department so they can focus on providing care to those most in need of urgent assistance.”
“Sprains, cuts, wounds, insect bites, fever and mild infections are some of the things you can visit the urgent care clinic for. Access to high quality healthcare should be guaranteed by your Medicare card- not your credit card. That’s why it’s so important for our local community to have access to a bulk billing service like this clinic.”
Murphy’s announcement of the Medicare urgent care clinics in 2022 read that they would be “be based at GP surgeries and community health centres in at least 50 locations across Australia, including in Dunkley.”
Medicare urgent care clinics will be bulk billed, and open for extended hours every day of the week. No appointment is required to attend.
The Frankston Primary Care Centre is located at 28 Cranbourne Road, Frankston.
First published in the Frankston Times – 1st August 2023