Do you need health care after hours?

After hours health care is for people whose health condition is urgent and cannot wait for treatment until regular general practice services are next available.

The after hours period is from:

  • 6pm to 8am Monday to Friday
  • 6pm Friday to 8am Saturday
  • 12pm Saturday to 8am Monday
  • All day on public holidays.

A regular GP can help you decide the best after hours care for you and your family.

In an emergency or life threatening situation call 000 

When accessing after hours services:

  • Know your options
  • Refer to the after hours checklist below:
General Practice Your Local GP Find out if your GP is open click here
CALMS Canberra wide after hours GP appointments Phone 1300 422 567 for an appointment
National Home Doctor Service Canberra wide after hours GP appointments Phone 137 425 for an appointment
Pharmacy For minor health concerns and medication queries Click here to find your local after hours pharmacy
healthdirect Telephone advice from a Health Professional Phone 1800 022 222 - 24 hours 7 days
Pregnancy, Birth & Baby Maternal and Child Health Nurses supporting parents on the journey from pregnancy to preschool. Call 1800 882 436 or visit for a video call
Walk-in Centre One-off treatment for minor illness and injury for patients over 2 years of age Visit:
Emergency Department For accidents and emergencies 24 hours 7 days. Click here to find your nearest emergency department