After hours and urgent care

Information on local after hours care options

nurse working after hours in urgent care using a digital tablet

After hours and urgent care is defined as ‘accessible and effective primary healthcare for people whose health condition cannot wait for treatment until regular primary healthcare services are next available.’ It is not a substitute for primary healthcare that could otherwise occur ‘in hours.’

The after hours period is defined as:

  • Outside 8am to 6pm on weekdays
  • Outside 8am to 12pm on Saturdays
  • All day on Sundays and public holidays.

Patients experiencing an emergency or life-threatening condition should be encouraged to call an ambulance or, if able, head straight to a hospital emergency department.

Patient resources in the after hours period

Available across Murray PHN region

Available in select communities

Virtual care

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Last Update: June 7th, 2024