New urgent care clinic to bulk bill

A NEW Medicare Urgent Care Clinic (Medicare UCC) will open in Bankstown, giving locals greater access to care over extended hours, seven days a week, with no appointment required.

Importantly, the clinic – at Bankstown Medical and Dental Centre on Rickard Road – will be completely bulk billed, meaning more people can access high-quality care quickly, at no cost – all they’ll need is their Medicare card.
It is expected to help meet the needs of local communities and ease pressure on Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital.
It should help reduce the number of people attending emergency departments for urgent but non-life threatening conditions, such as sprains, infections or cuts.
In 2022-23, more than 25 per cent of presentations at the Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital were for semi-urgent or non-urgent care.
Minister for Education and Federal MP for Blaxland, Jason Clare, said the clinic would make a real difference to the local community.
“Instead of having to wait in the Emergency Department for non-life threatening issues, locals will be able to access free, quality medical care over extended hours and seven days a week,” he said.
“The Bankstown Medicare Urgent Care Clinic will be bulk billed meaning locals only need their Medicare card, not their credit card.”