Broken bone, ankle sprain, cut or burn that needs treatment?
Do you need medical treatment today and can’t get an appointment with your GP?
If you need treatment or care today but it’s not life-threatening, and you can’t get a GP appointment, help is available.
There are a range of healthcare services where and when you need them, that are:
- free or low cost
- walk-in without an appointment, or online
- open 7 days for extended hours
- open to everyone, with no GP referral or Medicare card needed
- staffed with doctors and nurses, and often connected to hospitals.
Going to the right place helps you get the right care, without the wait time and stress.
If you need medical care today that is not life-threatening and you can’t get a GP appointment, use this to find healthcare services in your area, open 7 days a week, walk-in or online, which are easy to access and don’t need a referral or an appointment. Choose your service type and location from the options available, which include GP, pharmacy, and urgent care facilities.
Care for injuries and illnesses
Healthcare services can provide prompt treatment for a range of non-life-threatening situations such as:
Can't see your GP?
If you need to see someone today but it's not life-threatening, and you can’t get a GP appointment, there are services available. Use the to find healthcare services in your area. Choose your service type and location from the options available, which include GP, pharmacy, and urgent care facilities.
Priority Primary Care Centres
Priority Primary Care Centres provide care for people with conditions that require urgent attention but not an emergency response.
Victorian Virtual Emergency Department
The Victorian Virtual Emergency Department is a free virtual service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for people experiencing non-life-threatening emergencies.
Other health services available
If you don’t need to see a doctor today, make an appointment with your GP or other health professional.
Seeing a doctor or GP
Your local doctor or general practitioner (GP) is your first point of call for non-emergency and preventative medical care during clinic hours.
Seeing an allied health professional
Allied health professionals help in your recovery following illness or injury or help you manage a chronic condition.
Seeing a dentist or dental health practitioner
Your local dentist is the first person to see if you have any dental healthcare problems. If you need more specialised care, your dentist can refer you to another dental health professional.
Supercare Pharmacies offer local communities the healthcare advice and support they expect from a pharmacy, after-hours, 7 days a week.
Aboriginal health services
There are specialised healthcare services available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Victoria.
If you are in a life-threatening situation and need emergency care now, call triple zero (000) or visit your nearest emergency department.
Calling an ambulance
In a medical emergency, calling for an ambulance could mean the difference between life and death. If in doubt, always call triple zero (000).
Hospital emergency departments
Most emergency departments care for all ages and patient types. However, a few provide specialist services.