Tamworth's Medicare Urgent Care Clinic at Northwest Health

Tamworth’s Medicare Urgent Care Clinic provides culturally safe and accessible care for people with urgent, non-life-threatening injuries or illnesses.

Conditions We Treat

Heartburn, Vomiting, or Nausea

We conduct thorough assessments to determine the cause and severity of your symptoms, before providing timely and effective treatment for your symptoms.

Mild to Moderate Infections

Our UCC can assess, diagnose, and treat a range of infections. Whether it's a respiratory infection, skin ailment, or urinary tract issue, Tamworth’s UCC is tailored to address these conditions with care.


Tamworth’s Urgent Care Clinic is equipped to assess your symptoms, conduct thorough examinations, and determine the underlying cause of your fever.

Pain When Urinating

We conduct thorough health assessments, including medical history and diagnostic tests, to identify the cause of your pain, including UTIs, urinary stones, inflammation, or other medical conditions.

Sprains & Minor Fractures

We focus on delivering appropriate treatment to facilitate a speedy recovery, with timely medical attention including immobilisation, pain management, and rehabilitation plans.

Back & Muscle Pain

Our doctors diagnose the cause of your pain and offer a range of treatment options tailored to your needs, including pain management, physical therapy recommendations, and lifestyle adjustments.

Allergies & Rashes

We provide relief and management of common skin reactions. Ranging from seasonal triggers to specific substances, our doctors are equipped to identify and treat the allergens affecting you.

Cuts, Burns, & Bites

We specialise in treating minor cuts, burns, and insect or animal bites promptly and effectively. Our focus is on reducing pain, preventing infection, and promoting healing.

Headaches, Migraines & Fainting

We conduct thorough assessments to determine the underlying causes of your headaches, migraines, or fainting. We aim to alleviate discomfort and improve your overall wellbeing.

Bowel Issues & Abdominal Pain

Whether you're experiencing constipation, diarrhoea, or abdominal pain, our doctors are here to assess your symptoms and develop a treatment plan to alleviate your symptoms and restore digestive health.

Asthma, Coughs & Respiratory Issues

Our team is trained to assess and diagnose with comprehensive evaluations, breathing tests, and management strategies to ensure you can experience relief from minor respiratory challenges.

Light Bleeding in Pregnancy

The UCC provides prompt and comprehensive care, prioritising the health and safety of both the mother and baby. We conduct assessments and diagnostic evaluations to determine the cause of the bleed.
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Urgent Care for Non-Emergencies

Providing Bulk Billed Urgent Healthcare

Tamworth’s Medicare Urgent Care Clinic at Northwest Health offers prompt, bulk billed treatment and care for individuals dealing with non-life-threatening injuries or illnesses. Supported by a team of highly skilled doctors and nurses, we provide exceptional care for everyone.

We understand that urgent medical needs can arise unexpectedly, and we provide prompt, high-quality care without the long waits typically associated with emergency departments. We operate with extended hours to ensure people receive the care they need.
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When to Visit a Medicare UCC

Tamworth UCC is here when you have an urgent problem and you cannot get into your own GP. If you or a loved one has a life-threatening injury or illness, do not attend an urgent care clinic. Call triple zero (000) or go to your nearest emergency department.
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Minor infections
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Minor fractures, sprains, sports injuries and neck & back pain
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Urinary Tract Infections (UTI's)
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI's)
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Insect bites and rashes
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Minor eye and ear infections
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Respiratory illness
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Minor cuts and burns
Visit your GP for non-urgent, routine care
Medicare Urgent Care Clinics do not provide treatments for regular checkups or complex conditions. Please see your GP for non-urgent, routine and preventative health care.

Drug prescribing policy

Strictly no drugs of addiction (including opiates and benzodiazepines) will be prescribed at any first visit to a new patient.
“By establishing a Medicare UCC co-located with its Medical Centre, Northwest Health is delivering much needed care for people with urgent but not life-threatening medical conditions.”
Richard Nankervis
Richard Nankervis
HNECC Primary Health Network CEO

Urgent Care When You Need It

How are We Different to Regular Doctor's Surgeries?

Northwest Health is the chosen location for Tamworth’s Urgent Care Centre, meaning that we provide care for patients experiencing urgent but not life-threatening illness or injury.

The Tamworth Medicare Urgent Care Centre offers a range of essential services, so that hospitals can allocate resources to more serious, life-threatening conditions.
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Reduced Wait Times

UCCs help in reducing wait times for patients seeking medical attention for urgent issues, ensuring that people receive timely treatment for their condition.
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Fully Bulk Billed Service

We make healthcare more accessible and equitable for everyone by providing a fully bulk billed service, meaning that patients do not have to pay any out-of-pocket expenses.
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No Appointments Needed

We are a walk-in clinic, meaning you don’t need to schedule or book an appointment in advance. This ensures that patients experiencing non-emergency medical issues can seek immediate care and attention when they need it.
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Experienced Medical Team

Tamworth’s urgent care clinic employs a team of experienced doctors and nurses who are skilled in providing comprehensive and high-quality care.
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Primary Care Integration

We work in coordination with primary care providers to ensure continuity of care. They can refer patients back to their primary care doctors for follow-up, promoting a seamless healthcare experience.

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