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New Medicare Urgent Care Clinic welcomes patients at Lake Haven

Lake Haven Medicare Urgent Care Clinic is now accepting patients following an official opening by Assistant Minister and Member for Dobell, the Hon. Emma McBride MP, and Minister and Member for Shortland the Hon. Pat Conroy MP.

Coastal Lakes Medical Centre is now delivering bulk-billed healthcare for urgent but non-life-threatening medical conditions from its clinic at Lake Haven Shopping Centre.

Lake Haven is the fourth Medicare UCC commissioned by the HNECC PHN in 2023, with clinics in Cessnock, Tamworth and Umina Beach already treating over 2,700 patients since opening[1].

The aim of Lake Haven UCC is to take pressure off Wyong Hospital’s Emergency Department by operating extended business hours, accepting walk-in patients, and providing bulk-billed services resulting in no out-of-pocket cost to the patient.

Coastal Lakes Medical Centre were identified as the preferred provider through a comprehensive tender process run by Hunter New England and Central Coast (HNECC) Primary Health Network.

Acting CEO of HNECC PHN Catherine Turner said, “Coastal Lakes’ team of GPs, practice nurses, management and support staff provide a professional and caring environment to deliver high quality, best practice general medicine to families and individuals.”

“The PHN welcomes the commitment made by Coastal Lakes Medical Centre to ensure the people living on the Central Coast have access to urgent care services when they need them.”

The clinic is part of the Australian Government’s commitment to establish 58 Medicare UCCs across the nation, including 14 in New South Wales.

[1] UCC Weekly Status Report, Hunter New England and Central Coast, Total Reporting Period 3/10/2023 – 11/12/2023

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