After hours care

Injury and illness don’t always 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 website

Our dedicated Tas After Hours website 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 the National Health Services Directory to help people find the nearest open doctor, pharmacy or emergency department.

Click here to watch a video about Tas After Hours.

Other after hours services

A reminder – your regular GP should always be your first point of call for urgent medical care that isn’t a life-threatening emergency.

You can also receive 24/7 medical advice by calling free national medical helpline, Healthdirect Australia on 1800 022 222.

For life-threatening medical emergencies, call 000.