The new Perth South Coastal Medicare Local opened its doors in Pinjarra last week.
After Medicare executives noticed many Pinjarra residents were travelling to the Mandurah office to take advantage of the health services offered there, the new centre was proposed to meet local need.
"There is no doubt that Pinjarra is a growing area and there is an increased need for health services," said Perth South Coastal Medicare Local chief executive Paul Hersey.
The Pinjarra community will now have access to much-needed services, including education and lifestyle services to promote healthy behaviours and illness prevention.
The new centre will also offer mental health services for children, young people and adults, which will be free for those holding a health care or pension card.
Medicare Locals' services include after-hours GPs, immunisation, aged care and free chronic disease services.
"In addition, we invite other health providers who are interested in providing new health services in Pinjarra to share our rooms," said Mr Hersey.
The Medicare Local initiative has already reached many communities across the nation. There are offices in over 60 locations all over Australia, employing more than 3,000 frontline healthcare workers.
Medicare services provide universal health care for all Australian citizens and permanent residents. However, for more options for medical services and treatment, you may wish to organise private health insurance.
Private health cover can help cover the costs of items that fall outside the Medicare system, including dentistry, podiatry and long-term care.