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After Hours GP Clinics and medical telephone service

We operate an After Hours General Practitioner (GP) Clinic in Bathurst and Dubbo, for primary care outside of normal business hours. Both regions also have a medical telephone service that connects you to a local GP.


Our After Hours services are designed for people whose health condition is urgent but not an emergency, and who are unable to wait to see their regular GP during normal surgery hours.

The after hours period is defined as:

  • Before 8.00am and after 6.00pm weekdays,
  • Before 8.00am and after 12.00pm Saturdays, and
  • All day Sundays and public holidays

How do the services work?

Marathon Health manages two After Hours services for the Bathurst and Dubbo communities:

  • After Hours GP Clinics – a walk-in Clinic staffed by a local GP, a Registered Nurse and a receptionist. No appointment is necessary, and you will require a Medicare card as all services are bulk-billed.
  • After Hours Medical Service – a telephone service that connects you to a local GP for medical advice outside normal GP surgery hours. A roster of local GPs provide an on-call phone service, 7 days a week. The service is for people who have an urgent non-emergency medical condition requiring attention, or who are seeking reassurance or medical advice over the phone.

The After Hours services are not intended to replace the routine care provided by your local GP, or substitute medical care in an emergency situation. In emergencies please call triple zero.


Bathurst

Bathurst After Hours GP Clinic

The Bathurst After Hours GP Clinic is located in the Specialist Rooms of the Heritage Building at Bathurst Base Hospital. It operates from 3.00pm to 6.45pm on weekends and Public Holidays (excluding Christmas Day and Good Friday).

Bathurst After Hours Medical Service

The telephone system operates:

  • Weeknights 6.00pm until 8.00am
  • Saturday from 12.00pm
  • Sunday and public holidays 24 hours

To access this service in the after-hours period, please call 02 6333 2888.


Dubbo

Dubbo After Hours GP Clinic

The Dubbo After Hours GP Clinic is located at the Dubbo Base Hospital in the Day Surgery rooms. It operates from 2.00pm to 5.45pm on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays (excluding Christmas Day and Good Friday).

Dubbo After Hours Medical Service

The telephone system operates:

  • Weeknights 6.00pm until 8.00am
  • Weekends and public holidays 24 hours

To access this service in the after-hours period, please call 02 6884 2100.


More information

If you have accessed the Bathurst or Dubbo services and wish to provide feedback on your experience, please complete our short survey.

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