The Rise and Rise of Urgent Care Clinics in Australia

Session Date: 
Saturday, March 25, 2023 - 04:40

Limited access to GP appointments able to treat non-life-threatening urgent conditions is resulting in increased patient presentations to EDs.

These increased presentations contribute to increasing financial costs, overcrowding, health care associated infections and patients leaving before being seen.

International literature describes the Urgent Care Clinic (UCC) model as a solution to this problem. This presentation explores an evidence base informing the establishment of UCCs in Australia.

ForHealth CEO Andrew Cohen will then present how State and Federal Government funding is allowing UCCs be started exponentially in Australia. ForHealth is Australia’s leading corporate in the UCC space.