After hours healthcare options for South Western Sydney
There are many after hours healthcare services available to residents of South Western Sydney. If your condition is urgent and can't wait until your regular doctor is open consider the four options provided here, and keep the hospital emergency room for emergencies only.
If you are experiencing a time-critical emergency and/or dealing with unconsciousness, chest pain, difficulty breathing, uncontrolled bleeding or a major accident, dial 000 immediately.
Healthdirect Service Finder
Use the service finder on the healthdirect website to locate an after-hours general practice clinic near you.
Healthdirect also provides free health information and advice from trusted health professionals, this phone service is available 24/7. Call 1800 022 222.
My Emergency Doctor
Use My Emergency Doctor to assist you at times when your regular GP is closed, you cannot find another GP open and you are not sure if you need to go to the emergency department. The My Emergency Doctor team can:
- Make rapid and accurate assessments via phone and video calls
- Provide prescriptions, specialist referrals and x-ray requests
- Help you avoid spending hours waiting in the emergency department
This service is free for patients who live in the South Western Sydney PHN health area during the hours listed below, you may incur a cost outside of those hours.
- Weekdays – before 8am and after 6pm
- Saturdays – before 8am after 12 noon
- Sundays and public holidays – all day
Visit the My Emergency Doctor website, download the app, or call 1800 123 633 for an after-hours online or telephone consultation.
Southern Highlands GP After Hours Service
Residents and visitors of the Southern Highlands may access the Southern Highlands GP After Hours Service.
Southern Highlands GP After Hours Service provides a free telephone service on weeknights, weekends and public holidays, and a GP After Hours Clinic in Bowral on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
Visit their website www.shgpahs.com.au for details or call 48 616 433.
Sydney Medical Service Co-op - after hours GP home visiting service
Sydney Medical Service Co-op is available to residents of Bankstown, Camden, Campbelltown, Fairfield, Liverpool and Wollondilly local government areas. Bulk billing is available to patients whose regular practice is a member of the Sydney Medical Service Co-op service and the patient has had a face-to-face visit within the last 12 months. Your regular practice will have an after hours phone message to prompt you to access this service if they are a member.
Sydney Medical Service Co-op offer home visits for treatment of illnesses requiring attention when your doctor is closed such as urinary tract infections, gastroenteritis, migraine and acute headache, earache, fever and, for our elderly, ailments such as falls, acute delirium, cellulitis or respiratory tract infections.
- Monday to Friday: 6pm - 11pm
- Saturdays: 12pm - 11pm
- Sundays and public holidays: 10am - 11pm
Visit their website for details or call 1300 HOME GP (1300 466 347)
Other after hours healthcare options
- Doctor Doctor 13 26 60*
- National Home Doctor Service 13 SICK (13 74 25)*
- Pharmacist - Your local pharmacist can also advise on many non-serious conditions.
* Areas covered vary and fees may apply.