Need to see your GP but they’re closed? Fortunately, there are several after hours doctors in Newcastle that can come to your rescue. If you or someone you care for has suddenly fallen ill and you require professional attention, an after hours doctor is here to help. These doctors often have 24 hour availability, so that they can be of assistance no matter what time of the day or night it is. They are also available during weeknights, weekends as well as public holidays. Many after hours doctors also provide home services, which means they can come visit you at your Newcastle property. This service is great for those who may struggle with transportation, or simply if you don’t know where to go. The dial a doctor service is just like any regular medical consultation and can be bulk billed. Just make sure to always have your Medicare card on hand. However, it’s important to remember that after hours doctors won’t
have access to your medical records due to confidentiality laws, so it’s vital that you let your doctor know of any pre-existing conditions. There are also other restrictions on after hour clinics and doctors, which prevents them from providing treatments such as physiotherapy, chiro and podiatry. After hour doctors are also unable to provide prescription for Section 8 medications, which include Endone and Xanax. These prescriptions must be provided by your regular GP. Remember, an after hours doctor is not a replacement for your regular GP. They are only there to help when your GP is unable to. You can visit an after hours clinic to diagnose symptoms, request certain prescriptions and receive general medical care. You should not call an after hours doctor for any medical emergencies. Please dial 000 and request an ambulance immediately if this is the case. For a comprehensive list of local after hours clinics or home doctors in Newcastle, check out the Localsearch online guide.