Walk-in Centre at Canberra Hospital

 

The Walk-in Centre at Canberra Hospital

The Walk-in Centre at Canberra Hospital was designed to take some of the pressure off the busy Emergency Department by providing an alternative for fast access to health advice and one-off treatment for minor illnesses and injuries.

The Walk-in Centre at Canberra Hospital has now closed following the opening of two new centres located that the Belconnen and Tuggeranong community health centres.

The Facility

The Walk-in Centre is an innovative approach to healthcare that employs the professional expertise of experienced nurses combined with best practice principles to provide high level client care. While it does not take on all of the services provided by GPs - such as ongoing treatment, treatment for complex conditions, immunisations, prescriptions, and medical clearances - the friendly staff of the Walk-in Centre are able to provide advice on, and treat, common illnesses and injuries.

It was constructed in a specifically designed, refurbished space on Level 1 of Building 3 at Canberra Hospital.The centre included a spacious and comfortable waiting area, reception, treatment rooms and office space.

The Services

The Walk-in Centre provides fast, free one-off advice and treatment for people with minor illness and injury. The service is open from 7am - 11pm every day of the year, including Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

No appointment is necessary. Children under 2 years and people with complex or serious conditions should see their General Practitioner.

The Walk-in Centre at Canberra Hospital has now closed following the opening of two new centres located that the Belconnen and Tuggeranong community health centres

More information about the centres is available from the Walk-in Centre website.

Further information

For more information about this Health Infrastructure Program project email: HIP@act.gov.au