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Minor Illness & Injury Clinic (MIIC)

Phillip Island Health Hub

50 – 54 Church Street COWES 3922

Ph: 5951 2101


About the MIIC

The Bass Coast Health Minor Injury and Illness Clinic (MIIC) operates 24 hours a day to provide safe and timely care for the health and wellbeing of our community. It provides treatment to patients for a range of minor medical conditions.

Minor injuries and illnesses include:

  • Minor cuts and burns
  • Earaches
  • Fevers
  • Sprains / strains
  • Rashes
  • Infections

People with serious illness or injuries will need extra support to be treated safely and must continue to call 000 for an ambulance or go to Wonthaggi Hospital.

Serious illnesses and injuries include:

  • Chest pains
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Pregnancy complications
  • Fractures
  • Sudden severe headaches
  • Severe burns
  • Severe abdominal pains
  • Decreased consciousness
  • Blurred vision


On arrival

You will be seen by a receptionist who will take your details and then be seen by a nurse who will ask you some clinical questions and assess your injury or illness.

Patients will be prioritized according to their clinical needs.  This means sicker people will always be treated first, even if they have not been waiting for long.

Given that the MIIC has only one doctor and one nurse, if a lot of patients present at once, there may be a waiting period.



Your condition and assessment will determine whether you are treated at the MIIC or whether you will be transferred to another service.

If you are assessed as having a non-urgent condition, you may be advised to go to a GP clinic to see a doctor during office hours, or when the GP Clinic is next open.

The two local GP clinics are:

Cowes Medical Centre
164 Thompson Avenue, Cowes
Ph: 5951 1800
Open: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 10:00pm
           Saturday 9:00am - 12 noon & 4:00pm - 10:00pm
           Sunday 10:00am - 12 noon & 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Grandview Family Clinic
3 Grandview Grove, Cowes
Ph: 5951 1860
Open: Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Pathology or radiology services can be accessed at 164 Thompson Avenue in Cowes during business hours.  Patients will be responsible for any costs incurred for pathology or radiology services.

If you need medication, we will provide you with an emergency supply and a prescription, which can be filled at the following pharmacies:

Priceline Pharmacy
24 Thompson Avenue, Cowes
Ph: 5952 2061
Open: Mon - Fri 8:30am - 6:00pm
           Saturday 8:30am - 5:30pm
           Sunday 9:00am - 5:30pm

Phillip Island Pharmacy
164 - 1666 Thompson Avenue, Cowes
Ph: 5952 2299
Open: Mon - Fri 8:30am - 6:00pm
           Saturday 8:30am - 1:00pm



There is no cost for the doctor or the nurse.  There may be some costs associated with medications or medical aids.  If your management involves being transferred via ambulance to another health service, this will be at your cost.

This cost is completely covered if you have an Ambulance Victoria subscription, Pensioner Concession Card or Health Care Card.


We welcome any comments or feedback you may have about the services provided.  Our aim is to continually improve what we do.

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Information resources

    Please click on the image to download a copy of our guide to Health Services for Phillip Island
     Please click the image to download a copy of our MIIC Brochure
     Please click on the image to download our MIIC Frequently Asked Questions
    Please click on the image to download the MIIC Information flyer
     Please click on the image to download the MIIC Media release MIIC fills Health Care Gap on Phillip Island
    Please click on the image to download the MIIC Media release 24 Hour Minor Injury & Illness Clinic for Phillip Island by Christmas
     Please click here to download the Phillip Island Health Hub Newsletter for 22/02/19
     Please click hereto download the Phillip Island Health Hub Newsletter for 14/03/19
      Please click here to download the Phillip Island Health Hub Newsletter for April 2019