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After-hours medical care in Ashburton

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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 is not an emergency, you can phone your general practice and speak to someone who can help. If you live in Canterbury, 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.

If you do not have a general practice or are unsure if you need to see a doctor, you can ring Healthline on 0800-611-116 for advice.

If you or a family member are disabled, you can also contact the Disability Helpline (phone 0800-11-12-13 or text 8988) for advice and information. The helpline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week (between 8 pm and 8 am, calls are answered by a trained member of the Healthline team). You can also access the helpline using the New Zealand Relay Service.

General practices in Ashburton

Check the general practice's website for its opening hours.

Pharmacies with extended hours in Ashburton

Some Ashburton pharmacies open slightly later during the week and are open at weekends.

Search for pharmacies online and check their websites for their opening hours.

Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed December 2022.

See also:

Emergency help

General practice teams

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