GP Access After Hours provides free comprehensive and quality after hours medical care and advice to people of the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Maitland areas on weeknights, weekends and public holidays. We are open after hours when your GP is closed.
GP Access After Hours is staffed by over 250 qualified and experienced local family GPs, Registered Nurses and fully trained administration staff.
Our service operates from five clinics across the Hunter with four of these clinics located in public hospitals.
- Maitland Hospital
- John Hunter Hospital
- Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital
- Belmont Hospital
- Westlakes Community Health Centre (Toronto Polyclinic)
Being located within hospitals gives us easy access to x-rays, pathology and specialist services if required. It also allows us to transfer patients to the Emergency Department if their condition deteriorates.
GP Access After Hours clinics operate on a phone appointment system and when you call 1300 130 147 our qualified and experienced staff will provide advice or if required, arrange an appointment at one of our clinics. Visits to GP Access After Hours are fully bulk billed to Medicare and DVA card holders.
GP Access After Hours clinics provide a range of services including:
- Assessment by experienced, qualified General Practitioners and registered nurses
- Caring for people of all ages
- Caring for babies and children e.g. sore throats and ears, high temperatures
- Pathology as needed
- Plaster/back slabs
- Wound review and dressings
Originally set up in Maitland in 1999 and later expanded across the region, GP Access After Hours is a not for profit and locally operated service providing high quality after hours care.
The Following documents have been created to assist you with your GP Access After Hours experience:
For all enquiries call GP Access After Hours today on 1300 130 147.