The seventh UCC in NSW will open to patients later this month.
All Ways Healthcare, supported by ForHealth, has been selected as the provider for the Cessnock Medicare urgent care clinic, due to open to patients this month.
The clinic will be open for extended hours, seven days a week, and offer walk-in care that is fully bulk-billed.
It is expected to take pressure off Cessnock Hospital, where, according to the DoHAC, more than 60% of emergency department presentations are for non-urgent or semi-urgent care.
“We’ve worked closely with the Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network and the New South Wales government to ensure the Medicare UCCs align with local health services and the needs of communities across the state,” said Federal Health Minister Mark Butler.
Cessnock will be the seventh UCC to open in NSW, and the 23rd to open nationally. Mr Butler has committed to a total of 58 UCCs to be open by the end of 2023.
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