The National Health Co-op (NHC) has welcomed today’s announcement from ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr and Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith confirming funding for additional Walk-In Health Centres in the Canberra region.
The NHC Coombs clinic will be home to the first new Walk-In Health Centre which is scheduled to open by July this year. The centre will focus on maternal and child services, supporting the growing population of young families in the Molonglo Region.
“We’re dedicated to providing affordable healthcare in the Canberra region and collaborating with the ACT Government and Canberra Health Services increases the contribution that we can make to the community,” said Alison Wright, CEO National Health Co-op.
The nurse-led Walk-In Health Centre at Coombs will use currently unoccupied clinical space, meaning there will be no change to the existing services offered by the NHC. Both members and non-members can book appointments at all of the NHC’s nine clinics.
“We will be working closely with Government to ensure complementary services for the community, building off the work we have done in the region since opening our Coombs clinic in 2018,” said Ms Wright.
Ben Burrett, Media and Communications Manager