Timboon and District Healthcare Service provides a 24-hour Urgent Care Centre for urgent medical care through a partnership with the Timboon Medical Clinic.
Timboon Medical Clinic provides an on-call roster system for after-hours urgent care. There may be occasions when there is not a doctor available.
If medical attention is required come directly to the front entrance and speak with a member of the nursing team.
The urgent care service commences with a comprehensive assessment completed by a nurse referred to as triage – the process of determining the priority of patients’ treatment based on the severity of the condition. Following this assessment, if required, the doctor is contacted and will attend as necessary.
This service is available for people requiring pressing, immediate treatment and attention. It should be noted that other medical conditions that are not pressing should be assessed by a doctor by making an appointment at the nearest medical clinic. If you are unwell and you believe you require emergency care do not hesitate to call an ambulance – 000.
The Urgent Care Centre is not an emergency department and people using this facility and who are seen by a doctor will incur a cost. These charges are set by the Timboon Medical Clinic and Ambulance Victoria.
- Patients seen by the doctor are charged directly by the doctor
- Patients transferred by ambulance for further medical treatment are responsible for all ambulance fees
TDHS may charge additional fees for non-urgent patients for items such as dressings, bandages and supplies.