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GP Urgent Care launched in Perth and Bunbury region

10 September 2019

If your urgency isn't an emergency, consider a GP Urgent Care clinic instead of the hospital emergency department.

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The community-based GP Urgent Care pilot program was launched on Tuesday 10 September and more than 125 general practices in Perth and the Bunbury region are involved.

People with a non-life threatening injury or illness that need urgent medical attention should consider attending a GP Urgent Care clinic.

The community will have more choice of healthcare closer to home, when they need it.

About 190,000 ED attendances could be avoided by people seeking treatment in primary care. Injuries and illnesses that can be treated at a GP Urgent Care clinic include:

  • minor fractures, sports injuries and minor neck and back pain
  • cuts and lacerations, mild burns and rashes, bites and insect stings
  • gastrointestinal illnesses
  • illnesses of the eye, ear, nose and throat
  • other urgent medical symptoms such as urinary tract infections, wound infections and abdominal pain

The main hours for GP Urgent Care are 8.00am to 8.00pm, 7 days a week. Individual practice times may vary outside of this and current availability will be shown on the website.

GP Urgent Care clinics will offer both bulk billing and mixed billing. Full details of practice fees will be displayed at the time of booking an appointment.

To book a GP Urgent Care appointment visit gpurgentcare.com.au, or call healthdirect on 1800 022 222 where you will then be linked to your preferred practice on the phone or sent an SMS to book the appointment yourself.