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In this section, you can find the following information:

Where can I find a doctor near me that's open after hours?

The Austin Hospital Emergency Department (ED) is open 24 hours a day, every day.

Please note: important changes have been made to ED parking and the ED triage process due to COVID-19 - visit Emergency Patients for more information.

In a medical emergency, call 000 and ask for an ambulance.

If you come into the ED when it is not an emergency, you could wait for a long time to be seen. Emergencies are always seen first.

There are doctors open in the Heidelberg area over the Easter long weekend and other after-hours periods.
If it is not an emergency but you need to see a doctor, it may be faster and more convenient to use one of these after-hours GP services:

13SICK – The National Home Doctor Service

The National Home Doctor Service provides after-hours, bulk-billed home visits from a doctor. To access their service, call 13SICK (137425) from 6pm weekdays, 12 noon Saturday, all day Sunday and public holidays.


Doctors near Heidelberg who open on public holidays

This list provides a number of local alternative options to our Emergency Department that provide after-hours care.

While this information was correct at the time of writing, please call the clinic you intend to visit beforehand to make sure that it will be open. This is not an exhaustive list of after-hours GPs in our area:

Bundoora Family Clinic After Hours Service - 24 hours
G02, First Floor
12 Ormond Blvd
Bundoora 3083

03 9467 7733 or 1300 Night Clinic (644 482)


Doctors of Ivanhoe - open Monday to Saturday, and 10am-12pm on Sundays and public holidays
131 Upper Heidelberg Road 
Ivanhoe 3079

03 9497 1644


Burgundy Street Family Medical - open 7 days
Bulk billing available
Suite 2, 210 Burgundy Street,
Heidelberg, 3084

(03) 9998 7660


Summerhill Medical Centre - open 7am-9pm on public holidays
Bulk billing available
18A Summerhill Village
830 Plenty Road Reservoir 3073

03 9471 3788


Northland Medical Centre - open 9am-5pm on weekends and public holidays
Shop M0003, Northland Shopping Centre
2 -50 Murray Rd
Preston VIC 3072

03 9471 9987


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