Acute after hours service

We provide an after hours service for patients from the Upper Hutt Health Centre and Silverstream Health Centre and for visitors to the area. This service is for urgent medical problems and accidents which are too urgent to wait for an appointment with your GP.


EMERGENCY? DIAL 111

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 04 920 1800. 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.

We do not have x-ray and plastering facilities on site after hours so injuries which are likely to be broken bones should be treated at your local hospital Emergency Department.

Hours:

Monday to Friday
5pm-8pm

Saturday and Sunday
9am-1pm, 2pm-6pm

Public Holidays
10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm

Christmas day
1pm – 5pm 

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.

We do not provide medical certificates for WINZ benefits or claims, perform employment, insurance, immigration, or other general medicals during after hours. 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 our fee schedule


Lower Hutt After Hours

Upper Hutt Health Centre partners with Lower Hutt After Hours Medical Centre to provide our patients with access to care until 11pm every day. If you have an emergency outside of these hours, please dial 111 or visit Hutt Hospital Emergency Department.

729 High Street
Lower Hutt
T: 04 567 5345

8.00pm to 11.00pm Monday to Friday
6.00pm to 11.00pm Weekends
5.00pm to 11.00pm Public holidays


Healthline

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.

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