Medical Emergencies

MEDICAL EMERGENCIES

For all emergencies call 000 or visit your nearest hospital.

For Emergency Department waiting times in major NSW Public Hospitals search here For fast, safe information for poisonings and suspected poisonings ring the NSW Poisons Information Centre on 13 11 26 (24 hour service).

GPs AND PHARMACIES

Do you want to find a GP or Pharmacy open now? Contact your GP about their after hours arrangements. We also have a list of local pharmacies that are open after hours here.  Alternatively, visit nhsd.com.au and enter your postcode to search for a GP or Pharmacy open near you now.

HEALTH CONCERNS AND QUESTIONS

If you have a health concern and you’re not sure what to do, call healthdirect on 1800 022 222 (24 Hour helpline) and speak to a registered nurse.

AFTER HOURS GP VISITS

To have a Doctor come to your home after hours call:

  • The National Home Doctor Service – 13 SICK (13 7425) From 4pm weekdays, 10am Saturdays, all day Sunday and public holidays. Bulk-billed. For further information visit homedoctor.com.au
  • @home GP – 1800 HOME GP (or 1800 466 347).  From 4pm weekdays and 10am Saturday until 6am Monday.  24 hours on public holidays. Bulk-billed (conditions apply). For further information visit athomegp.com.au.
  • Home GP – 1300 HOME GP (or 02 8724 6300) From 6pm until 8am weekdays, Saturdays from 12pm and 24hrs on Sundays and public holidays. Bulk-billed (conditions apply). For further information visit homegp.org

OTHER USEFUL HELPLINE SERVICES

NATIONAL SEXUAL ASSAULT, DOMESTIC AND FAMILY VIOLENCE COUNSELLING SERVICE – 1800 737 732 (24 hours) or visit 1800respect.org.au If you have been affected by sexual assault, or domestic or family violence, call the National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service.

KIDS HELPLINE – 1800 551 800 (24 hours) Kids Helpline is a free, 24 hour counselling service for young people aged 5-25 years.

LIFELINE – 13 11 14 (24 hours) Lifeline provides all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to online, phone and face-to-face crisis support and suicide prevention services.

BEYOND BLUE – 1300 22 4636 (24 hours) beyondblue is an independent, not-for-profit organisation working to increase awareness and understanding of anxiety and depression in Australia and to reduce the associated stigma. If you need to chat to a trained mental health professional call them any time, any day.

NATIONAL BREASTFEEDING HOTLINE – 1800 686 268 (24 hours) The Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) runs the National Breastfeeding Helpline 1800 mum 2 mum.

MOTHERSAFE – 9382 6539 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) MotherSafe provides a comprehensive counselling service for women and their healthcare providers concerned about exposures during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Such exposures may include prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, street drugs, infections, radiation and occupational exposures.

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