Treatments and tests

Accessing a GP after hours

Outside of normal business hours, a number of GPs across Western Australia provide services:

  • 1300 NIGHT DR (external site) provides doctor home visits on weeknights, weekends and Public Holidays to patients in the Perth metropolitan area. Call 1300 644 483.
  • 13SICK (external site) offers bulk billed, after hours GP home visits to people living in Perth and many surrounding suburbs. Bookings can be made online.
  • After Hours GP Perth (external site) provides doctor home visits to residents for medical conditions requiring attention when your GP is not available.
  • After Hours Home Doctor (external site) provides bulk-billed home doctor visits to homes, retirement villages, residential aged-care and nursing home facilities. Call 1300 378 663.
  • Dial-A-Doctor (external site) provides 100% bulk billed doctor home visits on weeknights, weekends and Public Holidays for the whole Perth area from Yanchep down to Dawesville. Call 1300 030 030.
  • DoctorDoctor (external site) (formerly Australian Locum Medical Service) allows you to book a home visit or access telephone advice.
  • Doctor Home Visits (external site) provides patients with both in-hours and after-hours medical care on behalf of their own GP in the comfort of their own home.
  • Get Better (external site) is an after hours, bulk-billed home doctor service available to people in the Kwinana, Rockingham and Mandurah areas. Call 1800 238 837.
  • ReadyCare (external site) offers GP consultations 24/7 via phone or video including prescriptions, referrals and absence certificates if required. Cost is $69 and with consent will send a Care Summary to the patients regular GP. Call 1800 732 392.
  • WA After Hours Doctor (external site) – a bulk billing home doctor service which visits patients in their home, businesses or nursing homes and aged care facilities. Call 1300 300 362.

Free health advice is also available 24 hours a day by calling healthdirect on 1800 022 222.

For serious life-threatening conditions dial triple zero (000) to call an ambulance, or for urgent medical care visit a hospital emergency department.

GP Urgent Care clinics

There is a large network of GP practices in Perth that can provide GP urgent care services so people can receive the most appropriate care without the need to attend an emergency department. GP urgent care is treating people with urgent (required on the day), but non-life threatening injury and illness that is typically treated within the usual scope of general practice.

Learn more about GP Urgent Care Clinics and how to book an appointment.


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