Emergency & After Hours


In the event of an emergency, dial 000 and speak to an operator who can arrange an ambulance.

Often in an emergency, patients waste precious hours waiting for an available GP appointment. It is critical that you seek emergency treatment immediately if you experience:

  • Heart attack related chest pain: left sided chest pain, often “crushing” in nature that travels to your neck or left shoulder and arm
  • Stroke symptoms: weakness in an arm, leg or face or slurred speech
  • Head injury: with loss of consciousness or vomiting or drowsiness
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Breathing difficulties

After hours Access


Joseph Banks Medical Centre has an arrangement for after hours care with Doctor Doctor, an after hours provider. If you require medical attention after hours please call on 03 9411 1713 and request a doctor to visit you at your location. A report will be forwarded to your preferred doctor.