Have you had an unexpected medical issue after-hours?
If it’s not an emergency and you don’t need to go to hospital but still require medical advice, there are options available.
Gippsland PHN funds after-hours medical services in Gippsland (see below).
You can also access after-hours medical advice through healthdirect and your Nurse-On-Call is available 24/7.
After-hours medical services treat all kinds of patients with all kinds of injuries and illnesses when they can’t see their regular GP. It may be after work, or late at night, or on the weekend. It could be your children, your family or a friend who needs advice.
After-hours medical services are available at any time that your regular doctor’s office is closed and you urgently need to speak to a healthcare professional.
Talk to a GP through healthdirect
To talk to a GP on the phone after-hours by visiting https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/after-hours-gp-helpline
You can contact Nurse-On-Call on 1300 60 60 24 for immediate expert advice from a registered nurse, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Watch this video https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/savelives
Feeling unwell? Not sure if you need a doctor? The healthdirect Symptom Checker can help you decide what to do next.
Answer some questions, get advice by going to https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/symptom-checker/tool?symptom=GNRC
Need advice on when to access After-Hours support? Watch our video here.
Sale Medical Centre, 73 Pearson Street, Sale, in partnership with Inglis Medical Centre, 12 Inglis, Sale; Clocktower Medical Centre, 248 Raymond Street, Sale; and Ramahyuck Gippsland Family Practice, 2 Stead Street, Sale delivers after-hours services to the Wellington community.
To access this service from 6pm – 8am every day, weekends and public holidays, call 5144 5766.
HealthAccess – call 1800 272 767.
HealthAccess is providing after-hours support for Gippsland through its telehealth consultation service.
HealthAccess is a designed solution to support community, general practices, local hospitals, Residential Aged Care (RACF) and ambulance services to manage increasing volumes of GP-Type Presentations in the after-hours period.
The service operates from:
Call 1800 272 767 if you need after-hours support. Please see this flyer for further information.
See this information flyer.
Baw Baw Shire:
Civic Park Medical Centre, 79 Young Street, Drouin.
Monday to Friday 8.30am – 8pm (closing time subject to doctor availability); Saturday 9am – 5pm,
Sunday 9am – 5pm. Call 5625 3355 or book online at www.civicparkmedical.com.au
Saint Luke’s Medical Centre, 2 33/35 Grey Street, Traralgon.
Open on Mondays 6pm-8pm. Phone 5173 6464.
The Healthcare Centre, 185a-189 Princes Drive, Morwell.
Provides after-hours support to Moe After Hours Service. Patients advised to phone 000 for emergencies or contact on-call duty doctor on 0438 339 967.
Bass Coast/South Gippsland:
Grantville Medical Centre, 1525/1525 Bass Highway.
Call usual clinic number 5672 1333 and after-hours calls are redirected.
San Remo Medical Clinic, 123 Marine Parade.
Weekdays 6pm to 8am, all day weekends and public holidays. Phone clinic number for redirection on 5678 5402.
South Gippsland Family Medicine, Shop 4-6/1 Billson Street, Wonthaggi.
After-hours services are provided following clinic closing times. Telephone the clinic number on 5672 4111.
Wonthaggi Medical Group (WMG), 42 Murray Street, Wonthaggi.
Available through after-hours phone messaging. Call the usual clinic number on 5672 1333 with calls redirected.
Capstone Medical Centre, Shop 12/30 Howitt Ave, Eastwood.
Daily after 6pm. Telephone the after-hours number on 0409 685 520.
You can read more about the After Hours Program here or call your local provider organisation for more information.