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After-hours medical care

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Important

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 general practice and speak to someone who can help. If you live in South 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 don't have a general practice or are unsure if you need to see a doctor, you can ring Healthline on 0800-611-116 for advice.

After-hours healthcare in South Canterbury

See After-hours GP care on the South Canterbury DHB's website for up-to-date information.

Timaru

After-hours consultations at the Dee St Clinic are free for children under 14 years of age. But there's a surcharge for home visits for children under 14.

Temuka, Geraldine and Pleasant Point

Please phone your general practice and your call will be redirected to an after-hours service.

Twizel

Please ring High Country Health on (03) 435-0777 for instructions in an answerphone message about after-hours care.

Fairlie

Please ring the Fairlie Medical Centre on (03) 685-8211 for instructions in an answerphone message about after-hours care.

Waimate

Please ring your general practice and your call will be redirected to an after-hours service.

After-hours pharmacy

Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed December 2022.

See also:

Emergency help

General practice teams

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