Priority Primary Care Centres

Priority Primary Care Centres

The Victoria Government funded PHNs to establish new GP-led Priority Primary Care Centres (PPCCs) to improve access to primary care, particularly in the after-hours period, and ease pressure on emergency departments.

The clinics are supporting nearby hospital emergency departments by providing GP-led care for urgent but non-life-threatening conditions such as mild infections, fractures and burns. They also offer pathology and imaging services onsite or nearby.

Care is available to anyone with or without a Medicare card, at no cost to the patient. (Costs may be required for imaging, pathology and other services.)

There are six centres now open in the Eastern Melbourne PHN catchment.

Translated Fact Sheets

Fact sheets for the PPCCs are now available in the EMPHN catchment's top languages. You can find copies below:

Where to access PPCCs

Download poster for Maroondah PPCC

NameLocationOpening hours (for holiday hours, view our table above)
Epping Priority Primary Care Centre
(supporting the Northern Hospital)
Bookings: phone 9422 2220 or online
Shop 216 Epping Plaza
Regional Centre
571-583 High Street, Epping
8am- 10pm dailyDownload poster for Epping PPCC
Glen Waverley Priority Primary Care Centre
(supporting the Monash Hospital)
Bookings: phone 8827 0740 or online
476 Blackburn Road, Glen Waverley10am - midnight daily
Download poster for Glen Waverley PPCC
Heidelberg Priority Primary Care Centre
(supporting the Austin Hospital)
Bookings: phone 03 9000 9276 or online
455 Upper Heidelberg Rd, Heidelberg Heights10am - midnight dailyDownload poster for Heidelberg PPCC
Forest Hill Priority Primary Care Centre
(supporting Box Hill Hospital)
Bookings: phone 03 8804 1940 or online
Forest Hill Medical and Dental Centre,
490/524 Springvale Road, Forest Hill
8am - 10pm dailyDownload poster for Forest Hill PPCC
Maroondah Primary Care Centre
(supporting Maroondah Hospital)
Bookings: phone 03 9344 6888 or online
Mountain High Shopping Centre,
Shop 30, 7-13 High Street,
Bayswater VIC 3153, Australia
8am-10pm dailyDownload poster for Maroondah PPCC
Monash Paediatric PPCC
(supporting the Monash Children's hospital)
Bookings:9284 2716 or online
Co-located at the Monash Children's hospital
246 Clayton Rd, Clayton
6pm to 11pm Monday-Friday,
12.30pm to 11pm Saturday and
11am to 11pm Sunday