Seek medical advice when:
There are a number of 24 hour phone services for a range of needs:
Seek urgent medical attention when your illness or injury can’t wait until the morning, but it isn’t an emergency.
First consider calling your usual doctor to find out if they offer an after hours service. Most clinics will have a message on their answering machine to advise of their after hours arrangements.
GPH @ UOW is a financial member of the Radio Doctor Illawarra Service. This service is available to residents in the Illawarra who require after hours care. This is a bulk billed service and operates on weeknights, weekends and public holidays. A report from your consultation will be sent to your usual GP. To access this service (02) 4228 5522
(02) 4228 5522 >
GPs from this service are available from:
The service accept calls one hour before operating hours and also bulk bills.
Some examples when you might visit an after hours clinic include:
Seek emergency care for severe symptoms which require immediate attentions such as:
In the event of an emergency, call 000 for an ambulance.
Shellharbour hospital >
Madigan Boulevarde, Mt Warrigal
(02) 4295 2500
Wollongong hospital >
Loftus Street, Wollongong
(02) 4222 5000