Medicare Urgent Care Clinics

Closed Tender: Medicare Urgent Care Clinics in Midland, Murdoch and Bunbury

About this Opportunity:

WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) is seeking submissions from existing general practices and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services to establish Medicare Urgent Care Clinics in Midland, Murdoch and Bunbury.

Background Information:

A Medicare UCC provides clinically appropriate community-based and patient-centred care to eligible patients with urgent non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries (ED triage category 4 & 5) who would have otherwise attended a WA ED to seek treatment.

Medicare UCCs uniquely distinguish their services from usual care general practices as they provide short term, episodic care for non-life-threatening urgent conditions requiring same day assessment or treatment. Once a patient has been treated at a UCC, they will be discharged, and ongoing management and clinical care will be handed over to the patient’s usual GP.

Medicare UCCs are required to have extended hours of operation, walk-in treatment availability, and adhere to the minimum standards as referenced in the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care Operational Guidance for Urgent Care Clinics (the Guidance).

Application Pack:

To receive an application pack please provide the following details by emailing

  • A contact name and email address
  • Indicate which Application Pack region/s you would like to receive (Midland, Murdoch, Bunbury)


Please submit the completed submission form/s and other attachments you wish to submit as part of your application to Tender Closing Date is Monday 10 July 2023 at 2.00PM (AWST). Submission is to be no larger than 20MB.

Find out more about WA’s Medicare UCCs.










Please check the webpage regularly for any updates in the Q&A section.
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Why does UCC funding levels vary between regions?

Funding levels for each Medicare Urgent Care Clinic are determined by the Department of Health and Aged Care.

What opening hours expected?

Medicare Urgent Care Clinics are expected to be open 7 days a week. Exact hours will depend on local conditions and needs.

What are the minimum staffing requirements?

Medicare Urgent Care Clinics are required to have sufficient staff on-site during UCC hours of operation in order to meet the core functions and operational parameters of a UCC. In general, minimum staffing will include a doctor, registered nurse (RN) and a receptionist.

Can funds be used for security measures?

Funding can be used to contribute to security services if needed.

Do radiology services need to be provided onsite

UCCS should have an x-ray facility on-site or easily accessible across all hours of operation and timely access to ultrasound and CT across the majority of hours of operation.  Note that all UCC services are to be provided at no out of pocket financial cost to Individuals, this includes all required radiology and pathology testing to enable treatment.

What funding will be provided?

Medicare Urgent Care Clinics will be provided with grant funds and will be able to receive income from bulk billed MBS items. 

Can an exemption of subsection 19(2) be awarded to metropolitan sites?

Yes,  once contracted as a Medicare Urgent Care Clinic a General Practice in a metropolitan area will be eligible to apply for an exemption of subsection 19(2)


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