After hours care

Injury and illness don’t follow a nine-to-five schedule, so finding the right medical service at the right time is critical.

Primary Health Tasmania works with health professionals and the community to ensure after hours services in Tasmania are well-planned, coordinated and appropriate to community needs.

Our commissioned activity

Primary Health Tasmania has commissioned organisations to deliver after hours support for:

  • vulnerable people
  • health professionals
  • the broader community.

You can find out more about these services by searching Our Services Portal.

What is the after hours period?

The after hours period is:

  • before 8:00am and after 6:00pm weekdays
  • before 8:00am and after 12:00pm Saturdays
  • all day Sundays and public holidays.

The Tas After Hours webpage

Our dedicated Tas After Hours webpage provides guidance on who to call when need medical help after hours.

It’s a one-stop-shop for information about the range of medical services available after hours in Tasmania.

You can also access to the National Health Services Directory to help people find the nearest open doctor, pharmacy or emergency department.

Support for health professionals

GP Assist

Primary Health Tasmania funds GP Assist to provide after-hours support to health professionals. The GP Assist phone number for Tasmanian health professionals is (03) 6165 2346. For further details of this service, go to Our Services Portal.

Members of the public can access after-hours medical advice by calling healthdirect Australia on 1800 022 222, or – in an emergency – 000.

After-hours toolkit for aged care facilities

Primary Health Tasmania has created a suite of resources to assist with after-hours planning for RACFs. Click here to find out more.