Creating a healthier, better connected Gippsland.

Priority Primary Care Centres

The Victorian Government is funding 25 new GP-led Priority Primary Care Centres (PPCCs) to improve access to primary care, particularly in the after-hours period, and ease pressure on emergency departments.

Priority Primary Care Centres

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.

When to visit a PPCC

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:

  • mild to moderate infections
  • fever
  • pain when urinating
  • suspected minor fractures and sprains
  • back and muscle pain
  • minor cuts, burns, and insect or animal bites
  • heartburn, vomiting, nausea
  • headaches, migraines and brief fainting
  • constipation, diarrhoea, abdominal pain
  • allergies and rashes
  • light bleeding in the first trimester of pregnancy
  • mild to moderate asthma attacks, coughs and other respiratory symptoms.**

*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. Anyone who is mildly unwell with respiratory symptoms (such as coughing, runny nose or fever) can book an appointment at a GP respiratory clinic.

Priority Primary Care Centres in Gippsland

 Baw Baw PPCC – supporting West Gippsland Healthcare Group

Warragul Specialist Centre (operated by Central Clinic)

197-199 Sutton Street, Warragul.

Telephone (03) 5642 6666.

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 1.30-11.30pm daily including weekends

PPCC operating hours will be updated regularly on the Better Health Channel website.