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Priority Care Centres Information Sheet
Priority Care Centres (PCCs) provide community-based healthcare and treatment for eligible patients with urgent but non-life threatening conditions who would otherwise be seeking treatment at a public hospital emergency department.
Priority Care Centres are not walk in clinics and are only available to patients who have an appropriate referral.
SA Health, in partnership with the Adelaide Primary Health Network and general practices, has established five Priority Care Centres across Adelaide in Marion, Elizabeth, Para Hills West, Hindmarsh, and Mount Barker.
These centres are led by general practitioners with additional support from SA Health hospital-trained nurses. They can also provide a range of services that can support care and treatment, including access to:
Patients with conditions that can be treated at a PCC can be referred by:
Patients referred from a public hospital emergency department may choose to remain at the emergency department to wait for care and treatment.
Patients who are eligible for Medicare can access a PCC with no out‑of‑pocket costs, and will need to provide their Medicare card on arrival at the centre.
Referral partners can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information on referral pathways.