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Urgent Care 

In an emergency call 000 

 

Alpine Health provides non funded Urgent Care Centres in Myrtleford, Bright and Mt Beauty that operate 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. This service is led by a clinical team of highly skilled nurses, with private practice On-Call Doctors and other Emergency Service supports. 

We encourage all community members and visitors to seek non-urgent medical advice during business hours from their usual GP. All patients attended by a private practice On-Call Doctor within the Urgent Care Centre will receive an invoice for care from the On Call Doctor.

 

Please read the information below to guide your decision-making so that you can find the right care and support you need for your health issues.

After hours health care in the Alpine Shire

If it is an emergency...Call 000

Or go to the nearest Public Hospital Emergency Departments located at;
 

Northeast Health Wangaratta03 5722 2011 | 35-47 Green St, Wangaratta VIC 3677

Albury Wodonga Health | Wodonga Hospital02 6051 7111 | Vermont Street, Wodonga VIC 3690

Or go to an Alpine Health Urgent Care Centre located at; 
 

Bright Hospital | 03 5755 0100 | 32-36 Cobden Street, Bright VIC 3740

Mt Beauty Hospital | 03 5754 3500 | 2-8 Hollonds Street, Mt Beauty VIC 3699

Myrtleford Hospital | 03 5751 9300 | 30 O'Donnell Avenue, Myrtleford VIC 3736

If you are not sure...

Contact Nurse On Call for advice - 1300 60 60 24

NURSE-ON-CALL puts you directly in touch with a registered nurse for caring, professional health advice around the clock 

Specialist Support Services are also available to you 24hrs a day
You can also contact an Alpine Health Urgent Care Centre for advice;

If it can wait...

If your health matter is non-urgent, make an appointment to see a Doctor during normal business hours. 

Medical Centres in the Alpine Shire
From June –  October, Medical Centres are also open at;

 

Overseas visitors requiring medical attention

Overseas patients, from countries that do not have Reciprocal Health Agreement with Australia, are not eligible for Medicare and therefore, are responsible for paying for the cost of their care. 

For more information on eligibility, inclusions and costs go to Overseas Visitors 

What to expect when attending Urgent Care


On Arrival

A Registered Nurse will assess your needs on arrival (Triage). If necessary, the nurse will consult with the private practice On Call Doctor who may attend, or refer you to the closest public hospital Emergency Department. 

The closest public hospital Emergency Departments are;

Northeast Health Wangaratta | 03 5722 5111 | 35-47 Green St, Wangaratta VIC 3677

Albury Wodonga Health | Wodonga Hospital | 02 6051 7111 | Vermont Street, Wodonga VIC 3690


Waiting Room

After seeing the Triage Nurse you may be asked to wait in the waiting room. How long you wait depends on the number of patients, whose condition is more serious than yours and also how busy the department and ward is.

For non urgent conditions, you may experience wait times of up to two hours.


If you see an On-Call Doctor then costs apply

Alpine Health do not have Doctors on staff at the hospitals. All patients attended to by a Doctor within the Urgent Care Service, are seen as private patients of that Doctor for that occasion of care and will receive an account from the treating Doctors practice.

Payment of this account is the responsibility of the patient.

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