When it’s not a medical emergency, but it could be serious, Albany residents have another option for after hours care.
Albany After Hours GP clinic, has temporarily relocated to the front entrance of the old hospital at Albany Health Campus, no appointments are needed – just walk in.
Open on weekends and public holidays – hours vary based on community demand.
The clinic is run by nurse practitioners with support from local GPs, who are always available for advice.
It is ideal for urgent care needs which can’t wait until the next day, but don’t need to be dealt with in the emergency department.
However, if it turns out that your condition would be better treated in the adjacent emergency department, clinic staff will let you know.
A summary of your consultation will be sent to your usual GP to ensure coordinated care.
What if I am not sure if I need to see a doctor or go to hospital?
healthdirect’s symptom checker is a great place to start.
If you don’t think it’s an emergency, but it could be serious, the healthdirect 24/7 helpline is staffed by registered nurses who can provide expert health advice. Call them on 1800 022 222.
Remember, for serious illness or injury that is critical and requires urgent attention, always call triple zero (000) or go to the emergency department.
If you need to talk to someone about depression, stress, or other mental health concerns, call Lifeline on 13 11 14.
Find out more about the after-hours service
The after-hours service was established by local general practices collectively known as the Albany After-hours GP Collaborative. Read more about how the clinic was established.