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After hours GP clinics

Many GP Clinics across the MPHN offer extended hours on weekdays and weekends. See the Health Services Local Directory for opening hours of your regular or local After Hours GP service

In the case of an emergency, dial 000

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Wagga GP After Hours Service

The Wagga GP After Hours Service operates outside normal surgery hours for urgent medical treatment.  The service operates a clinic on evenings, weekends, and public holidays with a GP on-call for urgent home visits. To book a clinic appointment or to speak to the on-call General Practitioner, phone 02 6931 0900. Phone lines are open 30 minutes before clinic opening times.

Clinic Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday: 7.00pm – 9.30pm
Saturday: 6.00pm – 9.00pm
Sundays and Public Holidays: 9.00am – 1.00pm and 5.00pm – 9.00pm
Christmas Day: 5.00pm – 7.00pm 

Fees

Weekdays before 8pm:

  • Standard Consultation:  $76
  • Long Consultation:  $96

Weekdays after 8pm, Weekends and Public Holidays

  • Standard Consultation:  $88
  • Long Consultation:  $108 

Children under 16, Concession Card holders, Tertiary students and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are bulk billed. Hours of operation and fees are current at April 2016 and subject to change. Please contact the clinic to confirm opening hours and fees.


On-call General Practitioner Hours

Monday - Friday: 6.00pm until 8.00am the next day
Saturday: 12.00 noon - 8.00am on Sunday
Sunday: 8.00am – 8.00am on Monday
Public Holidays: As per Sunday

Please contact the clinic to confirm on-call General Practitioner hours of operation.

Fees

Please contact the clinic to confirm on-call General Practitioner fees.


After Hours Pharmacy

Pharmacies play a vital role in the delivery of after hours health care services throughout the MPHN. Many pharmacies, even in small towns, offer extended opening hours on weekdays, weekends and public holidays. 

Community Pharmacists provide medication, services and professional healthcare advice across a wide range of common after hours health concerns to support and complement primary healthcare. Pharmacies can advise on the best course of action for any health concern you may have.

See the Health Services Local Directory for opening hours of a Pharmacy near you.


After Hours GP helpline

If you are unable to access your GP after hours or do not have a regular GP, the after hours GP helpline can provide immediate advice on what to do about your health concern and direct you to your nearest open services if you need to see a health professional in person.

The after hours GP helpline connects callers to a registered nurse who assesses their condition over the phone. Based on the symptoms at the time of the call the nurse may offer a call back from a GP to provide further medical advice.

The GP is able to advise people on the most appropriate next step. In the majority of cases, people receive medical advice that enables them to manage their condition at home until they can get an appointment with their regular doctor. It can save unnecessary trips in the middle of the night to a local health service, which can be difficult when you have small children to care for or when your local health service is far away. 

The after hours GP helpline is available to anyone who:

  • Has a health concern and requires the advice of a GP
  • Is unsure about what they should do with their health concern
  • Does not know where to access face to face health services after hours 

Callers can access the after hours GP helpline through the Healthdirect helpline on 1800 022 222.

The after hours GP helpline is available from:

  • Monday to Friday, 6pm – 7.30am the next day
  • Saturday from midday
  • All day Sunday and Public Holidays 

After Hours Emergency Department

If your health concern is an emergency, go to your nearest emergency department.

In smaller towns, this may be a Multi Purpose Service (MPS), which is a facility that contains a small number of health services generally including an Emergency Department (ED) and NSW Ambulance. In your community, it may be known as the local hospital.

Larger towns and centres have Hospitals which contain facilities to treat a range of common primary health concerns. 

The Wagga Wagga Rural Referral Hospital is the largest hospital in the region, containing state of the art facilities to support a broad range of medical and allied health services.

See MyHospitals to search for your nearest facility and the services it provides.

In the case of an emergency, dial 000

Contact

Toni Preuss
Manager Workforce Development
  (02) 6923 3108
Donna Jeffery
Primary Health After Hours Coordinator
  02 6923 3125
Julie Redway
Executive Manager Provider Support and Development
  02 6923 3158