About Us

We support people to live a healthy life.

At Hunter Primary Care, our focus is on you. We listen. Care. Connect.

We understand everyone’s health care journey is different.


We deliver quality primary health, mental health and after hours care, in partnership with our network of health professionals.


We link you with services and supports to give you the skills, choice and control to manage your physical and mental wellbeing.

Our story

For almost 30 years, we have been committed to meeting the needs of our community. While our name might have changed over the years, our commitment to the community has remained the same. We deliver quality primary health, mental health and after-hours care through collaboration with our network of trusted health professionals.



  • Feb 22, 2019


    In July the Federal Government announced funding for ten demonstration Divisions of General Practice.

    In August the Hunter Division of General Practice was formed as the first funded Division in Australia.

  • Feb 22, 2019


    The Hunter Division of General Practice divided into two separate Divisions: the Hunter Urban Division of General Practice and the Hunter Rural Division of General Practice with the HUDGP growing into a national leader in Divisional and general practitioner activity.

  • Feb 22, 2019


    The first After Hours Clinic opens in Maitland.

  • Feb 22, 2019


    GP Access After Hours launches with 4 more after hours clinics.

  • Feb 22, 2019


    GP Psychology Services launches.

  • Feb 22, 2019


    HUDGP is rebranded to GP Access after the success of our five GP Access After Hours clinics across the Hunter area.

  • Feb 22, 2019


    HUDGP becomes one of the first Medicare Locals to be established in the country, company changes its name to Hunter Primary Care and begins trading as Hunter Urban Medicare Local (HUML).

  • Feb 22, 2019


    In 2012 HUML is rebranded to Hunter Medicare Local (Hunter ML).

  • Feb 22, 2019


    In May headspace Newcastle launched. 

    In November Hunter Partners in Recovery launched.

  • Feb 22, 2019


    In June the company ceased trading as Hunter Medicare Local due to a Federal Government decision to end Medicare Local funding.

    July 1 2015, Hunter Primary Care begins trading under its own name.

Our region

The Hunter Primary Care region is located on the NSW east coast and services the following areas: Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens, Maitland, Cessnock, Singleton, Muswellbrook, Upper Hunter, Dungog, Great lakes, Gloucester, Greater Taree, Wyong, Tamworth and Armidale.

Our region covers the traditional Aboriginal nations of Anaiwan, Awabakal, Biripi, Darkinjung, Gaewegal, Kamilaroi, Wonaruah and Worimi people.


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