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After hours GP clinics
Many GP clinics across the MPHN offer extended hours on weekdays and weekends. Call your regular or local general practice for opening hours or visit the National Health Services Directory to find available local services.
In the case of an emergency, dial 000
After hours pharmacy
Pharmacies play a vital role in the delivery of after hours healthcare 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.
Visit the National Health Services Directory for opening hours of a pharmacy near you.
Wagga GP After hour Service
The Wagga GP After Hours Service (WGPAHS) operates outside normal surgery hours for urgent, non life-threatening 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 GP, phone 02 6931 0900. Phone lines are open 30 minutes before clinic opening times.
Clinic hours of operation
Monday – Friday: 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Saturday: 6.00pm – 9.00pm
Sundays and Public Holidays: 9.00am – 1.00pm and 5.00pm – 9.00pm
Christmas Day: 4.30pm – 6.30pm
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. Concession card or tertiary card holders must present their card at the time of the consultation. Hours of operation and fees are current at December 2018 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: 12.30pm to 8.00am on Sunday
Sunday: 8.00am to 8.00am on Monday
Public Holidays: As per Sunday
Please contact the clinic to confirm on-call GP hours of operation.
Please contact the clinic to confirm on-call GP fees.
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 Healthdirect on 1800 022 222.
The after hours GP helpline is available:
Monday to Friday, from 6.00pm until 7.30am
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 Base 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