After Hours Care

Grand Pacific Health Centre - Nowra is committed to providing genuine after hours care to its patients.

The Centre has extended hours from to 8am to 7pm Mondays and 8am - 6pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

After hours options

There is more than one place to go when you need medical attention after dark. Below are three different options – decide which is best for you.

Remember though, in the case of a medical emergency, ALWAYS ring 000 for an ambulance.

1. Advice

Seek advice when:

  • you are not sure if you need to see a health professional right away
  • you need support and are not sure what to do in your situation, or
  • you would like reassurance or practical medical advice.

There are a number of 24 hour phone services for a range of needs, including:

After Hours GP Helpline 

1800 022 222

Child Protection Helpline

132 111


13 11 14

Kids Helpline

1800 551 800

NSW Poison’s Information Centre

131 126

NSW Rape Crisis Centre

1800 424 017

Beyond Blue Support Line

1300 22 4636

Victims Support Line

1800 633 063


(02) 9633 3666

For an emergency or life threatening situation you should always call 000.

2. Urgent medical attention

Seek urgent medical attention when your illness or injury can’t wait until the morning, but it isn’t an emergency. 

First consider calling your usual doctor to find out if they offer an after hours service. Most clinics will have a message on their answering machine to advise of their after hours arrangements, so call your clinic and listen for a phone number in their recorded message.

Always call the clinic before visiting.

3. Emergency

Seek emergency care for severe symptoms which require immediate attentions such as:

  • Persistent or severe chest pain
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Severe bleeding
  • Loss of consciousness

In case of emergency, call 000 for an ambulance.

Local emergency departments

The following emergency departments are located in the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (Shoalhaven region):





Milton Ulladulla Hospital

Princes Highway, Milton

(02) 4455 1333

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Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital

Shoalhaven St, Nowra

(02) 4421 3111

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