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HealthInfo West Coast-Te Tai Poutini

After-hours medical care

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If you, or someone near you is having a medical emergency, phone 111 and ask for an ambulance. See Emergency medical help for more information.

If you need medical advice and it isn't an emergency, you can phone your GP and speak to someone who can help. If you live on the West Coast, you can call your general practice 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Outside working hours, calls are automatically redirected to a health professional for health advice.

Most rural areas have a doctor or nurse on call – phone the local general practice in your area.

Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed November 2019.

See also:

Emergency help


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