Acute after hours service

Upper Hutt Health Centre patients can attend the after hours service at Lower Hutt After Hours. This service is for urgent medical problems and accidents which are too urgent to wait for an appointment with your GP.

Lower Hutt After Hours

729 High Street
Lower Hutt 5010

04 567 5345


If this is an emergency or you are suffering from a severe injury please dial 111 or visit the Hutt Hospital Emergency Department.

To make an appointment:

Call 04 567 5345. The receptionist will ask what the nature of your illness or injury is and if you have any chest pain, shortness of breath or bleeding. You may be advised to head straight to the hospital Emergency Department.


After your visit with the after hours service you should follow up with your regular GP for continuity of care. Your notes and any test results will be forwarded to them, unless you request us not to.

The After Hours service does not provide medical certificates for WINZ benefits or claims, perform employment, insurance, immigration, or other general medicals. For these services, please book an appointment with your GP during normal clinic hours.

Waiting times:

Waiting times can differ considerably depending on the daily workload, season and time of year. You will be advised when you make an appointment how long you may have to wait. Please be advised, patients may not be seen in order of arrival as priority is given to clinical need.

Please note: There may be an additional after hours charge, please Click here for the fee schedule

Manage My Health

Manage My Health can be used to book appointments online, order repeat prescriptions, check lab results, request an online consultation and communicate securely with your doctor.

These requests will be responded to by your GP with 24/48 hours.


If you have any general health enquiries, Healthline provides a free phone service
0800 611 116.

Lower Hutt Hospital

Hutt Hospital
High Street, Lower Hutt
(04) 566 6999

Hutt Hospital emergency department is open 24/7.

Emergency Departments are for conditions that can only be treated at hospitals. Patients in most urgent need are given priority treatment with those whose need is less urgent often having to wait a long time. The Emergency Department triage nurse may suggest that you see your regular GP or an after-hours doctor if you do not require emergency treatment.