After Hours

Get the right care no matter what time of day

Health problems can occur at any time. So what are your options when illness or injury strike in the after hours?

After hours services are an option for you when regular primary health care services are closed.

After hours providers and services include, but are not limited to:

  • GP’s
  • Pharmacists
  • Dentists
  • Allied health professionals
  • 24/7 telephone lines
  • Various health outreach services

If your condition is life threatening Call 000 or visit your nearest Emergency Department immediately

 

WHAT IS THE AFTER HOURS PERIOD?

WEEKDAYS: BEFORE 8:00AM AND AFTER 6:00PM

SATURDAYS: BEFORE 8AM AND AFTER 12:00PM

SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS: ALL DAY

 

Check your symptoms

Not feeling well? You can check your symptoms here to get a better idea of what is going on for you or someone you care for.

 

 

Do you need a GP, Pharmacist or Health Service?

Search for a GP, pharmacist or other health services open after hours through The National Health Services Directory (NHSD).

The NHSD helps you to find your closest health provider/and or service open now, including after hours.

 

 

Do you need medical advice, but your usual doctor or health provider is unavailable?

GP Helpline Number

 

What is CESPHN’s After Hours Program?

CESPHN’s vision is better health and wellbeing for the people who live and work across our region.

The After Hours program supports this vision by working to improve access, increase efficiency and effectiveness of after hours primary health care services within Central and Eastern Sydney.

CESPHN works collaboratively with stakeholders focusing on strengthening pathways, increasing availability and promoting better health outcomes in after hours primary health care. Our focus is person centred and this informs our actions around supporting our regional population, specifically targeting groups who have limited access to health services and are vulnerable.

 

What is the After Hours Program Currently Commissioning?

PROJECTS

HOMELESSNESS OUTREACH PROJECT

There are two commissioned projects provide care to individuals experiencing or at risk of primary and secondary homelessness.

Kirkton Road Centre (SESLHD)

Operates a mobile outreach team with an equipped van to regular locations in central Sydney. This service provides primary care, care coordination and linking to health services

Location: Darlinghurst Rd, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Phone: 9360 2766

St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney (hyperlink)

Provides complex care coordination and case management to individuals who present at St Vincent’s Hospital emergency department with complex support needs. This project is an expansion of the already established complex care coordination program originally running at SVH

Location: 390 Victoria St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Phone: 8382 1111

GERIATRIC FLYING SQUADS AND OUTREACH EXPANSION

We currently support the expansion of multiple established geriatric flying squads, whose role is to provide rapid services to residents in residential aged care facilities. Our commissioning of these program allows for the further support and increase in capacity of operational hour. The current services we are working with are:

  1. Southcare Community Outreach, Sutherland hospital (SESLHD)
    Services the Sutherland Shire catchment area
    Ph: (02)9540 7963
  2. Prince of Wales Hospital Geriatric Outreach Service (SESLHD)
    Services Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs
    Ph: (02) 9382 2470
  3. War Memorial Hospital Geriatric Flying Squad (SESLHD)
    Referral from GP required
    Ph: (02) 9369 0400
  4. St George Hospital Geriatric Flying Squad (SESLHD)
    Referral from GP required
    Ph: (02) 0477 320211

ST GEORGE AFTER HOURS GP SERVICE

St George After Hours GP Service

Location: 1 South St KOGARAH NSW 2217
Ph: (02) 9553 0795

CESPHN has supported the expansion of this service.

REGAL HOME HEALTH
RESIDENTIAL AGED CARE WOUND CARE

Regal Home Health

Ph: (02) 9264 4555

CESPHN has commissioned Regal Home Health to provide wound care education within RACFS and support staff around wound care management.

 

Practice Incentive Payments (PIP) for After Hours

The After Hours Practice Incentive Program (PIP) aims to support general practices to provide their patients with appropriate access to after hours care. The PIP is administered by the Department of Human Services on behalf of the Department of Health.