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After-hours medical care in the Northern Territory

GP Services available after hours

Before going to or looking for an emergency centre you may like to call Healthdirect Australia which will provide you with medical advice avalible 24/7 from Registered Nurses, including details of your nearest after-hours GP services.

  • Healthdirect Australia 1800 022 222 (mobile phone charges may apply.)

Remote Communities

Other Areas

Urgent After-Hours Care

In all emergency situations dial 000

LocationCare ServiceHours of OperationCostAddressAppointentsContact
PalmerstonPalmerston Urgent Care After-Hours Service10.00 pm - 8.00 amFree emergency Service

Palmerston Health Precinct. Corner Roystonea Avenue and Temple Terrace
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No Appointment Required

 

DarwinRoyal Darwin HospitalEmergency care 24/7Free Emergency ServiceRocklands Drive, TiwiNo Appointment Required8922 8888
Darwin

Darwin Private Hospital - Urgent Care Medical Clinic

12.00 pm - 8.00 pmGap Fees ApplyRocklands Drive, TiwiNo Appointment Required8920 6200
 
Alice SpringsAlice Springs HospitalEmergency care 24/7Free Emergency ServiceGap Road, Alice SpringsNo Appointment Required8951 7777
 
KatherineKatherine HospitalEmergency care 24/7Free Emergency ServiceGiles Street, KatherineNo Appointment Required8973 9211
 
Tennant CreekTennant Creek HospitalEmergency care 24/7Free Emergency ServiceSchmidt Street, Tennant CreekNo Appointment Required8962 4399
 
Nhulunbuy (Gove)Gove District HospitalEmergency care 24/7Free Emergency ServiceMatthew Flinders Way, Nhulunbuy (Gove)No Appointment Required8987 0211
 
Remote CommunitiesRemote Health Centres

Most Communities open 8.00am - 4.30pm + Emergency care 24/7

Free Emergency ServiceClick here for Remote Health ClinicsPlease Phone your nearest Health ClinicClick here for list of contacts

If you or someone you know is injured or becomes ill after-hours, you have the following options:

  • Call Healthdirect Australia on 1800 022 222
    24/7 medical advice from Registered Nurses, including details of your nearest after-hours GP services. Mobile phone charges may apply.
  • Visit the Palmerston Urgent Care After-Hours Service
    Open from 10.00 pm to 8.00 am daily. Walk-in care only, no appointments
  • Visit a local after-hours GP
    When visiting a GP after hours, fees may apply.
  • Visit the Royal Darwin Hospital Emergency Department
    Rocklands Drive, Tiwi. Ph: (08) 8922 8888
  • In emergency situations, e.g. when someone is suffering chest pains, loss of consciousness or breathing difficulties, dial 000

What is the Palmerston Urgent Care After-Hours Service?

The free Palmerston Urgent Care After-Hours Service operates from 10.00 pm to 8.00 am, seven days per week. It gives you access to medical care - a General Practitioner, Nurse or Paramedic - throughout the night, in some cases eliminating the need to travel to Royal Darwin Hospital.

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Please note that visitors to the service are assessed on arrival using a triage system. Patients who require treatment most urgently will be seen first.

The Palmerston Urgent Care After-Hours Service does:

  • Provide urgent treatment for illnesses such as allergic reactions, acute vomiting, and fevers in children.
  • Provide treatment for accidents such as cuts, sprains and falls.

The Palmerston Urgent Care After-Hours Service does not:

  • Replace a regular GP appointment. The Urgent Care After-Hours Service is for urgent medical treatment only.
  • Offer Emergency Department services. In an emergency, you should go to the Royal Darwin Hospital Emergency Department or dial 000.
  • Offer radiography and imaging services

What about an emergency? Should I dial 000?

Yes! In an emergency, dial 000 and ask for an Ambulance. Alternatively, go to the Royal Darwin Hospital Emergency Department. The Urgent Care After-Hours Service is not an Emergency Department substitute.

Can I still call HealthDirect Australia on 1800 022 222?

Yes! If you're unsure what to do, or would like advice about your situation, call HealthDirect Australia on 1800 022 222 to speak with a Registered Nurse, who will give you advice on what steps to take next. HeathDirect Australia operates 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

For more information, visit HealthDirect Australia