Page last updated: 2pm, 16 November 2022
The Victorian Government is funding 25 Priority Primary Care Centres (PPCCs) across the state. Primary health networks (PHNs) are commissioning these clinics in their respective regions.
The clinics are intended to ease pressure on nearby hospital emergency departments. 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.)
Clinics are open during after-hours periods and offer pathology and imaging services on site or nearby.
They provide GP-led care for urgent but non-life-threatening* conditions such as:
*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 test 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. You can also book an appointment at a GP respiratory clinic if you need to see a GP.
PHNs are commissioning providers for the 25 clinics, which are to be established by early 2023. For information on the commissioning process in the various PHN regions, visit the following links:
Visit the Better Health Channel website for information on clinic locations including opening hours, booking links and contact details.
GP respiratory clinics (GPRCs) also operate at many locations across Victoria as part of partnerships between primary health networks and the Victorian and Australian Governments. These clinics provide GP-led testing and immediate treatment for people with mild respiratory symptoms only. More information is available on our website.
The map below shows the locations of Victorian Government funded GPRCs, Australian Government funded GPRCs, and Victorian Government funded PPCCs. Please note:
Priority Primary Care Centres are funded by the Victorian Government.