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- Priority Primary Care Centres provide care for people with conditions that require urgent attention but not an emergency response.
The Victorian Government has established 29 Priority Primary Care Centres across the state.
Priority Primary Care Centres partner with nearby hospital emergency departments. They provide free care for people with conditions that require urgent attention but not an emergency response. This includes conditions like mild infections and burns, suspected fractures or broken bones.
They also offer pathology and imaging services.
The centres help Victorians who need urgent care get help faster, while keeping our busy emergency departments free for those in critical, life-threatening situations.
They operate up to 16 hours a day, 7 days a week and accept walk-ups, referrals and pre-booked appointments.
Check your local centre for operating times
Royal Children’s Hospital Priority Primary Care Centre (supporting Royal Children’s Hospital)
- This service receives or reviews suitable patients from the Royal Children’s Hospital emergency department. Bookings and walk-up appointments are not available.
- Your local PPCC can treat children who need same day care.