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. From there, you can download a free web app to ensure medical help is always at your fingertips.

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.

Other after hours services

Tasmanians can receive 24/7 medical advice by calling free national medical helpline, healthdirect Australia on 1800 022 222.

Primary Health Tasmania also funds GP Assist to provide after hours support to health professionals. For details, go to Our Services Portal.

For life-threatening medical emergencies, call 000.