Care around the clock continues over the summer

Father and his 3 young children walking to the sea on a beach.From jellyfish stings, to jandal chafe, a reaction to pav or an allergy to the relatives… if you need health advice over the holidays remember you can call your own general practice team 24/7 for care around the clock. When the practice is closed, a team of nurses is still taking calls 24/7.

Before you head off on holiday be sure to load your usual general practice number into your mobile phone, because wherever you are in New Zealand, you can still call your own general practice team when they’re closed for free health advice.

Watch a video to meet some of the Care around the clock nursing team.

Remember to take enough of your regular medications with you if you are heading away. If you need a repeat prescription – get sorted before you leave town.

  • Call 0800 920 092 for emergency mental health services 24/7.
  • In a life-threatening emergency call 111.

For all other health care needs make your usual general practice team your first call – after hours, and when they’re closed, a team or nurses is ready to take your call. They can tell you what to do and where to go if you need to be seen urgently.

Whether you’re holidaying in Wanaka or Whangamata, you can still call your usual Canterbury General Practice number 24/7 for free health advice.

Care around the clock, around the country.

Information for visitors to Christchurch

Visitors to Christchurch who need to see a doctor can visit one of the extended hours practices:

  • The 24 Hour Surgery (931 Colombo Street – on the corner of Bealey Avenue and Colombo Street).
    Phone (64) 3 365 7777
  • Moorhouse Medical (3 Pilgrim Place)
    Phone (64) 3 365 7900. Open 8am – 8pm daily.
  • Riccarton Clinic (6 Yaldhurst Road)
    Phone (64) 343 3661. Open 8am – 8pm daily.

Get trusted health advice over the summer

Other good places for health advice are:

  • HealthInfo Canterbury – a health website with information specific to Canterbury. It is written and approved by local doctors, practice nurses, hospital clinicians, and other healthcare professionals; or
  • your community pharmacy.

Source: Canterbury DHB media release (30th December 2016).

Published on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017, under Uncategorised
Page last updated: 03/02/2017

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