PRIORITY PRIMARY CARE CENTRE OPENS IN CRAIGIEBURN
Residents in our local community now have access to a first-rate, high-quality primary care alternative to receive priority care for non-life-threatening conditions, without the need to visit an emergency department, thanks to the new Craigieburn Priority Primary Care Centre (PPCC).
Located at 70 Central Park Avenue, the Craigieburn PPCC will be open from 10am to 8pm, 7 days a week and is free to everyone, with or without a Medicare card. Appointments can be made online, by phone or walk-in appointments are also available.
It is supported by a team of highly skilled independent doctors and nurses, utilising excellent treatment and procedure room facilities to treat a range of conditions, such as cuts and bruises, bites, mild infections, fractures, burns, rashes, urinary tract infections, and respiratory conditions.
It will serve as a valuable addition to the primary care system, offering priority care for patients who require urgent care, but not an emergency response when their GP is unavailable.
Residents with non-urgent medical conditions should still, in the first instance, visit their GP for standard care or to get any prescriptions for medications they may require.
PPCCs are part of a suite of measures the Victorian Labor Government is taking to fill gaps in primary care across Victoria, including an expansion of the Virtual ED and Better at Home programs, the ongoing rollout of Ambulance Victoria’s Secondary Triage Service and 30 state-funded GP respiratory clinics.
Quotes attributable to Member for Kalkallo Ros Spence:
“The Craigieburn Priority Primary Care Centre will provide huge relief to the Northern Hospital Emergency Department and their healthcare workers.
“This new Centre will help give our local families another option for high-quality non-emergency care, with or without a Medicare card.”