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  • Public healthcare access for people seeking asylum who do not have a Medicare Card

    People seeking asylum in Australia who are not eligible for a Medicare Card can access public hospitals in Queensland free of charge. Please refer to Queensland Health Fees for Health Care Services Health Directive: Fees and Charges for Health Care Services Health Service Directive (QH-HSD-045:2016) .

    Medicare Factsheets for Asylum Seekers

    Translations of the Medicare-ineligible asylum seekers fact sheet are available in

    The factsheets are available on Public Healthcare Access - Translated Asylum Seeker Factsheets page and on the COVID-19 translations page.

  • Entering Queensland for essential health care

    In response to recent changes to the Border Restrictions in Queensland there have been some changes to entering Queensland for essential health care.

    A factsheet has been developed which provides an understanding of the definition of essential health care and provides information regarding the quarantine requirements for patients and their carers. This is attached for your information.

    Further information can be found here:

    Chief Health Officer public health directions

    During a public health emergency, the Chief Health Officer can issue Public Health Directions to assist in containing, or to respond to, the spread of COVID-19 within the community.

    All public health directions can be found on the Chief Health Officer public health directions page.

Testing and Fever Clinics

Central West Hospital and Health Service is conducting COVID-19 (coronavirus) screening at a range of locations.

These clinics are for people who have one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Fatigue
  • Runny nose
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of smell
  • Loss of taste
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting or nausea

Longreach Family Medical Practice

Primary Health Care Centre
109 Eagle Street
Longreach QLD 4730

By Appointment Only

07 4658 3866

Outside These Hours

Longreach Hospital
Jabiru Street, Longreach QLD 4730

By Appointment Only

07 4658 4700


Alpha Hospital

1 Burns Street
Alpha QLD 4724

By Appointment Only

07 4809 7000


Barcaldine Hospital and MPHS

Oak Street
Barcaldine QLD 4725

By Appointment Only

07 4650 4000


Blackall Hospital

189 Landsborough Highway
Blackall QLD 4472

By Appointment Only

07 4650 7700


Winton Hospital and MPHS

Bloomfield Street
Winton QLD 4735

By Appointment Only

07 4657 2700


Winton Medical Practice

Oondooroo Street
Winton QLD 4735

By Appointment Only

07 4657 2755


Aramac Primary Health Centre

McAuliffe Street
Aramac QLD 4726

By Appointment Only

07 4652 9000


Bedourie Primary Health Centre

Kepler Street
Bedourie QLD 4829

By Appointment Only

07 4746 1226


Birdsville Primary Health Centre

31 Adelaide Street
Birdsville QLD 4482

By Appointment Only

07 4656 3245


Boulia Primary Health Centre and Well-being Centre

49 Wills Street
Boulia QLD 4829

By Appointment Only

07 4746 2300


Isisford Primary Health Centre

St Helena Street
Isisford QLD 4731

By Appointment Only

07 4658 8500


Jericho Health Clinic

19 Pasteur Street
Jericho QLD 4728

By Appointment Only

07 4651 4235


Jundah Primary Health Centre

1 Hospital Road
Jundah QLD 4736

By Appointment Only

07 4658 6500


Muttaburra Primary Health Centre

Edkins Street
Muttaburra QLD 4732

By Appointment Only

07 4658 7500


Tambo Primary Health Centre

Garden Street
Tambo QLD 4478

By Appointment Only

07 4621 7100


Windorah Primary Health Centre

15 Victoria Street
Windorah QLD 4481

By Appointment Only

07 4656 6100

Last updated: 5 February 2021