After Hours GP Service
The after-hours service providers ensure anyone residing or visiting our area, can access medical assistance and advice after hours.
About the service:
After-hours services are provided through 3 main centres:
Once General Practices are closed for the evenings and weekends, the after-hours services are provided by a team of Doctors and Nurses, supported by Homecare Medical Limited (HML). HML provide a telephone service aimed at ensuring timely access to after-hours care.
Eligibility for the service:
Any person in the areas serviced by the after-hours providers, whether residents or visitors, are eligible to access the service.
How to Access the service:
Residents of the mid and far north, and Hokianga:
Call the usual number for your GP Practices.
Visitors to the mid and far north, and Hokianga:
Search here for any general practice near your location and call their number, and you will be connected to their after-hours service.
Emergencies – call 111 and ask for an ambulance if you have any of the following:
- Suspected heart attack
- Suspected stroke
- Serious head injury
- Serious accident
Always phone 111 if someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk.
General health advice:
Healthlineis available 24/7 providing medical advice – 0800 611 116
Mental Health Emergency:
Either call 111 for and ambulance or call 0800 112 334 for the on call mental health team.