The Victorian Government is funding 25 Priority Primary Care Centres (PPCCs) across the state. Primary Health Networks (PHNs) are commissioning these clinics in their respective regions.
The clinics will ease pressure on nearby hospital emergency departments. They will provide GP-led care for urgent but non-life-threatening conditions such as mild infections, fractures and burns. They will also offer pathology and imaging services. Care will be available to anyone with or without a Medicare card, at no cost to the patient.
North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network will shortly conduct an expression of interest (EOI) process for eligible providers wishing to establish and operate PPCCs in its region. Updates on the locations and the EOI process will be published here soon. Please subscribe to our newsletters to stay up to date.
Please note that 5 of the 25 clinics have already been commissioned by PHNs following an advance notice process earlier this year. Details of these clinics appear on the Better Health Channel website as they open.