Today, ACT Minister for Health, Simon Corbell MLA, joined Mr John Clarke – Chairman SERVICE ONE Mutual Limited (SERVICE ONE) and Mr Blake Wilson, Chairman – National Health Co-op to formally open the National Health Co-op’s newest clinic in Macquarie, ACT.

The new Macquarie clinic is the National Health Co-op’s seventh in Canberra and fifth clinic in Belconnen. The new clinic continues the National Health Co-op’s rapid growth in Canberra and further expands the Co-op’s ability to provide bulk billing GPs to its growing membership.

“I am very excited to officially open the National Health Co-op’s newest clinic in Canberra “Minister Corbell said. “The benefits of bulk billing doctors to the health of the community is well understood and I congratulate the National Health Co-op for its continued work providing access to these important services”.

The new Macquarie Clinic is the second of four new clinics in the Canberra region that are being developed with the support of SERVICE ONE.

“We are thrilled to help support the continued expansion of the National Health Co-op’s presence in the Canberra region.” said Mr Clarke. “The National Health Co-op embodies our commitment to continually invest in our Community” he said.

The new Macquarie clinic will add an additional four General Practitioner’s and a Practice Nurse to the National Health Co-op’s rapidly expanding clinical team.

“The strong growth of the National Health Co-op in Canberra is a testament to the communities support for the model” said Mr Wilson. “The Board and I are committed to working with likeminded organisation to continue the National Health Co-op’s expansion with the aim of making a substantive positive impact on the health of Australians.”

The NHC has experienced rapid growth in memberships since its establishment in 2010 and now provides primary health care services to almost 10 per cent of the ACT’s population.