If you need medical assistance after hours, call your local general practice clinic to see what after hours options are available. In an emergency always call 000. If your local practice isn't open, you can call the healthdirect GP advice and support line on 1800 022 222, which is available to people who live in a country area from:
- 6pm - 7.30am Monday to Friday
- midday on Saturday
- all day Sunday and on Public Holidays.
At the end of your call, you will be offered a care advice summary, sent to you by SMS or email, so you can easily recall the details of the advice given. You can also agree to have a summary of your call sent to your regular GP's practice overnight, so they're aware of the call when they open their practice the following day. The after hours GP helpline can also upload a summary of your call to your My Health Record.
healthdirect also have an online symptom checker and a national 'find a health service' directory available, click here for details.
Nurse-on-call is available by calling 1300 60 60 24 and provides Victorians with health advice from a registered nurse, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Victorian Virtual Emergency Department
The Victorian Virtual Emergency Department enables people to connect with emergency doctors and nurses via a video call and receive medical advice for non-life-threatening emergencies, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Supercare Pharmacies in Bendigo, Shepparton and Mildura are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with a registered nurse on duty from 6-10pm, except for Mildura which is open daily from 7am-11pm.
If you require urgent primary care that can't wait until the next day and don’t have access to your regular GP after hours, visit a local Supercare Pharmacy - where a nurse or pharmacist can arrange for you to have a video consultation with a GP if needed.
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Page last updated 20 December 2022