After Hours & Emergencies

​​​​​​​​​​​Where to go in Christchurch and Canterbury for after hours health care and emergencies.

In an Emergency dial 111

Call 111 and ask for "ambulance" when there is a medical emergency​.

After Hours - call your General Practice team

For health advice after hours call your own doctor (General Practice team)​.

Your call will be answered 24/7 by a nurse who can advise you what to do and where to go if you need urgent care.

After Hours - medical care for children aged under 13 years

If your child is unwell, phone your general practice team. Most practices in Canterbury have free consultations for children aged under thirteen. 

If it's after-hours your call will be answered by a registered nurse. The nurse will be able to tell you what to do or where to go.

If you are advised to take your child to an after-hours clinic, the consultation will be free after 6pm.

Remember if your child is unwell, it's always best to seek medical attention sooner, rather than later. Don't wait to see if their condition gets worse.  

Phone your own general practice team any time of the day or night – they know your child best and will provide you with appropriate health advice.

After Hours medical services in Christchurch

24 Hour Surgery (new location)

24 hours, every day.

401 Madras Street
Entrance on the left just before Bealey Avenue​

Phone: 03 365 7777

Urgent Pharmacy​

The Urgent Pharmacy is located at 931 Colombo Street, corner of Colombo Street and Bealey Avenue​. Opening hours are:

Mon - Fri    6:00pm - 11:00pm

Sat & Sun   9:00am - 11:00pm 

Riccarton Clinic 

8am - 8pm, every day.
4 Yaldhurst Road, Church Corner, Christchurch
Phone: 03 343 3661
Fax: ​03 343 3662

Moorhouse Medical Centre

8am - 8pm, every day.
3 Pilgrim Place (just off Moorhouse Ave) Christchurch
Phone: 03 365 7900
Fax: 03 365 7918​​​

Linwood After Hours Surgery 

9am - 8pm Monday - Friday
10am - 4pm Saturday and Sunday
279 Linwood Avenue, Christchurch
Phone: 03 389 2550
Fax: 03 389 2594

Papanui After Hours Surgery

8am - 6.30pm Monday - Wednesday
8am - 5.30pm Thursday - Friday
9am to mid-day Saturday
438 Papanui Road, Christchurch
Phone: 03 352 9053
Fax:  03 352 4630
Email: for non-urgent enquiries ​​

Urgent or crisis mental health care

If you require urgent or crisis mental health care, after hours, freephone 0800 920 092, 7 days a week:

For more information about urgent or crisis mental health care see specialist mental health service pages

Christchurch Hospital Emergency Department

  • The Christchurch Hospital Emergency Department is open 24 hours.

  • The Christchurch Hospital Emergency Department provides lifesaving treatment and urgent medical attention to those with serious illness.

More information

Arriving at Hospital

Christchurch Hospital Location Map

In an emergency call 111
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Page last reviewed: 14 September 2017
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