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Cairns South Medicare Urgent Care Clinic

Current Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 8am – 10pm
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays 9am – 6pm

Walk-in appointments only
5b Walker Road, Edmonton QLD

Rural Medical Imaging Opening Hours:

Radiology: 7 Days Per Week: 10am – 6pm
Ultrasound: Tuesday & Thursday: 10am – 6pm

We're here for when you need urgent health care

Urgent care is when you need medical attention for an illness or injury that can be managed without a trip to the emergency department, but cannot wait for a regular appointment with a general practitioner (GP).

How It Works
Upon arrival, you’ll be assessed by a nurse who will determine the urgency of your situation and guide you to the appropriate care.

What we can treat

At Cairns South Medicare Urgent Care Clinic, we offer prompt care for a wide range of minor injuries and illnesses, which may include but are not limited to:

  • minor infections
  • minor eye and ear infections
  • minor fractures, sprains, sports injuries and sudden onset neck and back pain
  • respiratory illness
  • gastroenteritis
  • urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • mild burns
  • sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • minor cuts
  • insect bites and rashes

Medicare UCCs will refer you to the emergency department if you have a life-threatening injury or illness, or to your GP for non-urgent, routine and preventative health care.

Walk-in appointments available

What we can't treat

For the following conditions, please call Triple Zero (000) or visit your nearest emergency department:

  • Cardiac/chest pain
  • Serious breathing difficulties
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Poisoning
  • Severe head, neck, or back injuries
  • Suspected sepsis
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Severe allergic reactions
  • Unstable mental health conditions
  • Uncontrollable bleeding
  • Serious accidents or trauma
  • Extreme pain

If you or a loved one has a life-threatening injury or illness, do not attend a Medicare UCC. Call triple zero (000) or go to your nearest emergency department.

Our Location

Cairns South Medicare Urgent Care Clinic

5b Walker Road, Edmonton QLD

 

Opening Hours
Monday to Friday 8am – 10pm
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays 9am – 6pm

Walk-in appointments only

Rural Medical Imaging Opening Hours:

Radiology: 7 Days Per Week: 10am – 6pm
Ultrasound: Tuesday & Thursday: 10am – 6pm

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need an appointment to visit Cairns South Medicare Urgent Care Clinic?

No, we operate on a walk-in basis. No appointment is necessary.

Are services at Cairns South Medicare Urgent Care Clinic free?

Services are bulk-billed for Medicare cardholders, meaning there is no direct cost to you.

Is Cairns South Medicare Urgent Care Clinic wheelchair accessible?

Yes, our facility is fully accessible to wheelchair users.

Is there parking available at Cairns South Medicare Urgent Care Clinic?

Yes, we provide free on-site parking for our patients.

Can I get prescriptions at Cairns South Medicare Urgent Care Clinic?

You will normally get your prescriptions issued by your regular GP, however our healthcare providers can issue prescriptions in an emergency.

Where can I fill a prescription nearby?

There is a Terry White Chemist located just across the road for easy prescription fill-ups and pharmacy needs.

Do you have pathology services available?

Yes, Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology is available on-site to provide comprehensive pathology services.

Is radiology available at Cairns South Medicare Urgent Care Clinic?

We now have on-site X-ray and Ultrasound services at our facility. Rural Medical Imaging offers convenient onsite diagnostic services, bulk billed for your urgent medical issues.

For Ultrasound bookings & information, call 07 4015 2987
No booking is necessary for X-rays.

Please note, that for non-Cairns Urgent Care Clinic X-Ray referrals, a booking in required.

Our opening hours are:
Radiology: 7 Days Per Week: 10am – 6pm
Ultrasound: Tuesday & Thursday: 10am – 6pm

This Urgent Care Clinic will NOT provide replacements for lost, stolen or destroyed prescriptions.

Including Prescriptions for: Pain medications and other controlled substances.

We're Here for You

This Cairns Urgent Care Clinic is supported by funding from Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) through the Australian Government’s PHN Program.

5b Walker Road, Edmonton QLD

Opening Hours
Monday to Friday 8am – 10pm
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays 9am – 6pm

Walk-in appointments only

Cairns Urgent Care Clinic Pty Ltd acknowledges the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as Australia’s First Nation Peoples and the Traditional Custodians of this land. We respect their continued connection to land and sea, country, kin, and community. We also pay our respect to their Elders past, present, and emerging as the custodians of knowledge and lore.