Northern Afterhours is a Department of Health and Aging Approved Medical Deputising Service.
We are accredited through AGPAL.
We provide after-hours care to patients either at their own home, through Tele Health or at our Walk- clinic when their regular GP is not available.
The Walk In Clinic is operational from 6pm to 11 pm every day including weekends and public holidays, you do not require a pre booked appointment, it is strictly walk in and is a first come first serve service (unless deemed urgent by our staff).
For routine consultations, we encourage patients to attend their regular GP.
Our Doctors are fully equipped to treat urgent problems in the home. The doctors carry a fully equipped doctor’s bag, which includes a range of equipment and supplies to provide appropriate treatment after-hours. A detailed medical report for each after-hours consultation is prepared by the after-hours doctor. This is electronically transferred, faxed or posted to reach the patient’s nominated daytime GP the following day.
If the Doctor refers a patient for any pathology/radiology tests, then a copy of those will be sent to the patient’s regular GP. This ensures the patient’s regular GP is fully informed about any required follow-up.
All patients are advised to attend to their regular GP for the follow-up of any test results.
** Please be advised that we do not request preventive bloods, you will need to consult your regular GP for any such tests.
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Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic all patients and representatives attending the Walk- In Clinic are required to wear face masks. Masks are available for purchase at reception for $1.00ea.
Face masks must be worn when the doctor attends to you at your home for consultation.
From 1 February 2023 Visits will no longer be bulk billed and will attract a gap. Please refer to the Fee section on the website for further information.