After hours medical care in the NT

In an emergency situation dial 000 and ask for an ambulance. 

This can be when someone is suffering chest pains, has lost consciousness or is having breathing difficulties. 

Find out more information about when to call 000.

Phone advice

You can call Healthdirect Australia on 1800 022 222 for free health advice 24 hours, seven days a week.

Registered nurses can give you health advice and tell you where your nearest after hours clinic is. 

For more information go to the Healthdirect Australia website.

Healthdirect Australia also has a specific pregnancy, birth and baby helpline you can call for advice 24 hours, seven days a week: 1800 882 436.

Urgent after hours care

 You do not need an appointment to visit any of the after hour care services below. 

WhereServiceHoursCostAddressContact
Alice SpringsAlice Springs HospitalEmergency care 24 hours, seven daysFree emergency serviceGap Road, Alice Springs(08) 8951 7777
DarwinRoyal Darwin HospitalEmergency care 24 hours, seven daysFree emergency serviceRocklands Drive, Tiwi(08) 8922 8888
DarwinDarwin Private Hospital Urgent Care Medical Clinic12pm to 8pmGap fees applyRocklands Drive, Tiwi(08) 8920 6200
KatherineKatherine District HospitalEmergency care 24 hours, seven daysFree emergency serviceGiles Street, Katherine(08) 8973 9211
PalmerstonPalmerston Urgent Care After Hours Service10pm to 8amFree emergency servicePalmerston Health Precinct 
Corner Roystonea Avenue and Temple Terrace
(08) 8919 8919
Tennant CreekTennant Creek HospitalEmergency care 24 hours, seven daysFree emergency serviceSchmidt Street, Tennant Creek(08) 8962 4399
NhulunbuyGove District HospitalEmergency care 24 hours, seven daysFree emergency serviceMatthew Flinders Way, Nhulunbuy (Gove) (08) 8987 0211

Remote communities

Most health centres in communities are open 8am to 4.30pm and are also available for after hours emergency care.

If you live remotely, go to find a remote health clinic or ring Health Direct Australia on 1800 022 222.

Last updated: 27 June 2017