Priority Primary Care Centres (PPCCs) are available to provide urgent but non-emergency medical care.
Each PPCC has a team of GPs, nurses and administration workers to provide immediate medical care for non-life-threatening injuries or illnesses. Staff will assess you when you arrive, and ensure you receive timely care. If you need specialist attention, they will help you get to a nearby emergency department.
They provide free, high-quality care for patients with non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses. Care is available for everyone, with or without a Medicare card. Translators are also available.
What types of injuries and illnesses can be treated at a PPCC?
PPCCs are available to anyone who has an injury or illness considered as serious but not life-threatening*. The centres 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.
PPCCs in western Victoria
|Provided by UFS Medical and supporting Ballarat Base Hospital
Located at: 4 Windermere Street, Ballarat
Opening hours: 10am to 10pm 7 days, including public holidays
More information available from the UFS Medical website
|Provided by Eastbrooke Family Clinic and supporting University Hospital Geelong
Located at: 75 Roslyn Road, Belmont
Opening hours: 9am to 9pm, Monday to Friday | 11am to 9pm, Saturday and Sunday
More information available from the Geelong Priority Primary Care Centre website
|Provided by Epic Health and supporting Warrnambool Base Hospital
Located at: 133 Fairy Street, Warrnambool
Opening hours: 10am to 9pm, Monday to Friday | 9am to 7pm Saturday and Sunday
More information available from the Warrnambool Priority Primary Care website
Other PPCCs in Victoria
Please refer to the Better Health Channel website for details of other Priority Primary Care Centres in Victoria betterhealth.vic.gov.au | Priority Primary Care Centres