Acute Illness

Acute Illness

Does your illness require urgent treatment?

The Urgent Care Centre in Launceston is equipped to address non-life-threatening illness, where our doctors and nurses will provide rapid diagnosis and treatment. We may also provide a prescription for ongoing medication which can be collected at our co-located pharmacy, or arrange for ongoing care in the community through the Community Rapid Response Service.

Illnesses in need of urgent care are those which significantly hinder day-to-day activity and require timely treatment, but which are not immediately life-threatening.

Please note that we are unable to treat patients with COVID-19 symptoms (fever and respiratory symptoms) at this time. Please call the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738.

If you are unsure where your condition falls, please give us a call.

Urgent Care vs. Emergency Department

Urgent Care

Skin rashes and infections

Urinary tract and kidney infections

Vomiting, diarrhoea, or dehydration

Mild to moderate headache

Emergency Department

Stroke symptoms, such as sudden vision loss, numbness, weakness, slurred speech, or confusion

Severe abdominal pain

Convulsions, seizures, or loss of consciousness not attributable to a simple “faint”

Severe headache

Located Conveniently at Newstead Health Nexus, 165 Elphin Road

Urgent Care Centre Launceston is located within the Newstead Health Nexus, the home of Newstead Medical, Terry White Pharmacy, X-Ray Newstead, Launceston Pathology, and other complementary services. Free parking is onsite off Olive street.

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