Care Outside of Normal Opening Hours
For after-hours medical advice please phone the usual practice number 6686 2535 and you will be advised via the answering machine of the phone number of the doctor on call.
The number for the After Hours GP Helpline is 1800 022 222. Calls to this service are answered by a Registered Nurse and referred to a GP for phone advice if required. The most appropriate course of action for a given health problem will be advised.
Our Saturday Clinic is conducted at our Grant Central Clinic at Ballina Central Shopping Centre which is the most central and convenient location.
Saturday Clinic is for urgent weekend medical care with appointments being booked on the day only.
Emergency: Dial (000) triple zero
In an emergency dial 000 (triple zero) or go directly to Ballina Hospital.
For some problems such as chest pain, suspected stroke, severe abdominal pain or breathing difficulty it is best to dial 000 and proceed to hospital by ambulance. Other conditions such as severe lacerations or suspected fractures are often better evaluated in the hospital Emergency Department than in General Practice.
Some of our doctors are Visiting Medical Officers at Ballina Hospital and attend to their own in-patients.