Priority primary care centres (PPCCs) provide care for people with conditions that require urgent attention but not an emergency response.
The clinics are supporting nearby hospital emergency departments by providing GP-led care for urgent but non-life-threatening conditions such as mild infections, fractures and burns. They also offer pathology and imaging services onsite or nearby.
Care is available to anyone with or without a Medicare card, at no cost to the patient. (Costs may be required for imaging, pathology and other services.)
Visit the Better Health Channel website to book at a clinic near you.
If your condition is serious, but not life-threatening*, you can visit a PPCC instead of waiting in an emergency department. They have GPs and nurses who specialise in providing urgent care.
They can treat conditions including:
*Call Triple Zero (000) or visit your nearest emergency department if you or someone you know is experiencing an immediate life-threatening emergency.
**If you have tested positive to COVID-19, call the National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080 or visit the Victorian Government website to access the care you need.
Baw Baw PPCC – supporting West Gippsland Healthcare Group
170 Normanby Street, Warragul (Central Clinic)
Telephone (03) 5642 66655
Please check the Baw Baw PPCC Facebook page for the latest opening hours.
Click here to book online.
Latrobe PPCC – supporting Latrobe Regional Hospital
42-44 Fowler Street, Moe (operated by Latrobe Community Health Service)
Telephone (03) 5127 9111
Open 7.30am-11.30pm daily including weekends
PPCC operating hours will be updated regularly on the Better Health Channel website.
If you would like translated resources about the new Priority Primary Care Centres, go to https://nwmphn.org.au/resource/priority-primary-care-centres-translated-key-messages/