Northern Territory’s first urgent care clinics to open

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Darwin and Alice Springs UCCs will open in the next two months, and a provider for Batemans Bay has been named.

The first Medicare urgent care clinics in the Northern Territory will open on 1 October, in Darwin, and on 1 November in Alice Springs.

The clinics will operate from the Palmerston GP Super Clinic at 3 Gurd Street, Farrar, and the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Northside Clinic, located at Northside shopping complex at 1 Hearne Place, Alice Springs.

A provider has also been found for the Batemans Bay UCC on the NSW south coast.

ForHealth will establish the clinic at the Batemans Bay Hospital, operating independently of the hospital’s emergency department. It will start seeing patients in December.

The Batemans Bay clinic will be the seventh UCC to open in NSW, with seven more promised by the federal government. A total of 58 Medicare UCCs will open across Australia by the end of 2023, according to the DoHAC.

For a full list of operating UCCs, click here.

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