The Campbelltown Medicare Urgent Care Clinic (Medicare UCC) opened its doors to patients from today, 12 December 2023.
The Campbelltown Medicare UCC delivers on the government’s commitment to make it easier for the people of New South Wales to get the urgent treatment they need – from highly qualified doctors and nurses – while taking pressure off the Campbelltown Hospital.
Federal Member for Macarthur Dr Mike Freelander is certain that many residents will welcome this alternative to attending an emergency department.
“The Campbelltown Medicare UCC will ease pressure on the local ED and be much more convenient for our communities – closer to home, at short notice, and bulk billed under Medicare,” Dr Freelander said.
The Medicare UCC at 296 Queen Street, Campbelltown, will be open for extended hours, 7 days a week, and offer walk-in care that is fully bulk billed.
Almost 40 per cent of presentations to the Campbelltown Hospital are for non-urgent or semi-urgent care.
“The local community will be able to walk in, see a doctor or nurse and access imaging and pathology services,” Federal Minister for Health and Aged Care Mark Butler said.
The Medicare UCC in Campbelltown is an additional clinic established as a result of the strong collaboration between the Commonwealth and NSW Government.
“We welcome this joint investment from the Commonwealth and NSW governments into this initiative – supporting locals to access the care they need, when they need it,” NSW Minister for Health and Medical Research Ryan Park said.
The Campbelltown clinic is one of the 14 Medicare UCCs across NSW – located in Albury, Batemans Bay, Cessnock, Coffs Harbour, Peninsula, Lake Haven, Lismore, Maroubra, Penrith, Rooty Hill, Tamworth, Westmead and Wollongong.