[caption id="attachment_13224" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] The new GP and Public Health Clinic at the Smith Road Medical Centre.[/caption] New GP & Public Health Clinics The Health Services Authority (HSA) announces the opening of the new George Town General Practice (GP) and Public Health Clinics on the 2 floor of the Smith Road Medical Centre, another major initiative this year centred on improving the quality and accessibility to care provided by the organisation. The clinics open effective Monday, 11 April 2022.General Practice operations at the main hospital campus will cease as of 4:00 pm on Saturday, 9 April and resume at the Smith Road Medical Centre at 8:00 am on Monday, 11 April. The new clinic will be for booked appointments only.The new Smith Road Centre location provides more space and is purpose-designed to meet the needs of HSAs growing and sophisticated patient base who require more services and a better patient experience. An additional Phlebotomy Laboratory will also be located at the clinic so patients can have ease of access to the service should any blood tests be required.Persons seeking Public Health services including immunizations, child health screenings, general health assessments, health education and blood work will be required to visit the new location. New Urgent Care Walk-In Clinic Patients without appointments can access services at the new Urgent Care "Walk-In" Clinic which will open Monday to Friday from 8:00 am 8:00 pm, and Saturday 8:30 am -1 pm in the Atrium of the main hospital campus. The Flu Clinic will close effective 9 April but persons experiencing flu-like symptoms will be able to seek care at the new Urgent Care Clinic. Urgent Care provides an enhanced setting and it will improve access to care and ease the demand on the Accident & Emergency Unit for non-emergent illnesses and injuries, including mild sprains and cuts.[caption id="attachment_13223" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Health Minister Hon. Sabrina Turner, HSA Board and Management Team at the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new GP and Public Health Clinics.[/caption]