After hours care

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. We provide support for a range of innovative approaches within the community aimed at improving after hours services for you. These include:

  • supporting Tasmanian after hours GP services via HealthDirect to enable ready access to a GP near you after hours 
  • providing Tasmanians with information about the range of medical services available after hours (at night time, on weekends and public holidays) and how to find them through a dedicated website and mobile app.
  • enabling after hours mental health care and clinical support for vulnerable Tasmanians via a telehealth service 
  • supporting a mobile health clinic to improve access to after hours medical care for vulnerable Tasmanians 
  • assisting a remote local general practice to extend their opening hours providing community access to urgent primary care after hours

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.

How to find after hours medical services

Your regular GP should always be your first point of call if you need urgent medical care and it's not a life-threatening medical emergency.

You can also receive medical advice 24/7 by calling 1800 022 222 if you don't have a regular GP, if they are not available, or if you are away from your normal place of residence. This is the free national Healthdirect Australia medical helpline where a registered nurse will provide advice. If needed during the after hours period, you will be put in touch with an on-call doctor in Tasmania.

For life-threatening medical emergencies, call 000 (triple zero).

Tas After Hours website

Our dedicated Tas After Hours website provides:

  • guidance on who to call when need medical help after hours
  • information about the range of medical services available after hours in Tasmania 
  • access to the National Health Services Directory that helps you find the nearest open doctor, chemist or emergency department

Accessing the Tas After Hours website from a smartphone will open an app that can be used to call your GP, the healthdirect medical helpline, an ambulance, or a range of other helplines that are available after hours. 

For more information, to find medical services in your area, or to access the app, please visit the Tas After Hours website: www.tasafterhours.com

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. We provide support for a range of innovative approaches within the community aimed at improving after hours services for you. These include:

  • supporting Tasmanian after hours GP services via HealthDirect to enable ready access to a GP near you after hours 
  • providing Tasmanians with information about the range of medical services available after hours (at night time, on weekends and public holidays) and how to find them through a dedicated website and mobile app.
  • enabling after hours mental health care and clinical support for vulnerable Tasmanians via a telehealth service 
  • supporting a mobile health clinic to improve access to after hours medical care for vulnerable Tasmanians 
  • assisting a remote local general practice to extend their opening hours providing community access to urgent primary care after hours

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.

How to find after hours medical services

Your regular GP should always be your first point of call if you need urgent medical care and it's not a life-threatening medical emergency.

You can also receive medical advice 24/7 by calling 1800 022 222 if you don't have a regular GP, if they are not available, or if you are away from your normal place of residence. This is the free national Healthdirect Australia medical helpline where a registered nurse will provide advice. If needed during the after hours period, you will be put in touch with an on-call doctor in Tasmania.

For life-threatening medical emergencies, call 000 (triple zero).

Tas After Hours website

Our dedicated Tas After Hours website provides:

  • guidance on who to call when need medical help after hours
  • information about the range of medical services available after hours in Tasmania 
  • access to the National Health Services Directory that helps you find the nearest open doctor, chemist or emergency department

Accessing the Tas After Hours website from a smartphone will open an app that can be used to call your GP, the healthdirect medical helpline, an ambulance, or a range of other helplines that are available after hours. 

For more information, to find medical services in your area, or to access the app, please visit the Tas After Hours website: www.tasafterhours.com

 

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