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.
Thanks to our friends at Hills Community Aid here is a list of additional phone numbers you may need to use over this holiday period.
|Emergency Youth Accommodation Line||24 Hour||9318 1531|
|The Sanctuary, The Hills Women’s Shelter||9680 2653|
|West Connect Domestic Violence Services||4732 2318|
|MensLine||24 Hour||1300 789 978|
|Relationships Australia||8025 7850|
|Disability Services Australia||1300 372 121|
|Northcott||1800 818 286|
|North West Disability||9686 4155|
|DRUG AND ALCOHOL|
|Alcohol and other Drug information||24 Hour||9361 8000|
|Alcoholics Anonymous||1300 222 222|
|FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES|
|Family Relationship Advice Line||1800 050 321|
|Cancer Council||13 11 20|
|Child Protection Helpline||24 Hour||132 111|
|Credit and Debit hotline||1800 007 007|
|Domestic Violence||24 Hour||1800 656 463|
|Gambling help||24 Hour||1800 858 858|
|Kids helpline||24 Hour||1800 551 800|
|Learning difficulties Coalition NSW||9806 9960|
|Lifeline||24 Hour||13 11 14|
|Link2Home – Homelessness Information & Referral||1800 152 152|
|National Missing Person Coordination Centre||1800 000 634|
|NSW Elder Abuse helpline & Resource Unit||1800 628 221|
|NSW Rape Crisis||24 Hour||1800 424 017|
|Parent Line||1300 130 052|
|Poison Information Hotline||24 Hour||13 11 26|
|Pregnancy Help Australia||24 Hour||1300 792 798|
|Salvation Army – Emergency Relief Assistance||1300 371 288|
|State Emergency Services (SES)||132 500|
|Suicide Call Back Service||1300 659 467|
|Victims Access Line||1800 633 063|
|Domestic Violence Legal Advice Line||1800 810 784|
|Legal Aid – Child Support Service||9633 9916|
|Legal Aid – Criminal Law & Children’s Legal Service||8688 3800|
|Legal Aid – Family, Civil, Children, Care & Protection||9891 1600|
|Youth Hotline (under 18s)||1800 101 810|
|NSW Police – The Hills LAC||9680 5399|
|Headspace||1300 737 616|
|NSW Mental Health Line||24 Hour||1800 011 511|
|Youth Rezoutions||9680 1201|