Emergencies, urgent and after hours care

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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.

Urgent 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​


Extended hours and services

AfterHours GP Service

6pm - 8am every day, including weekends and public holidays.

Located in the Urgent Pharmacy Building

931 Columbo St, Christchurch (corner Columbo St./Bealey Ave)

Phone: 03 366 8970


Lyttelton Health Centre

8am - 5pm Monday

7:30am - 5pm Tuesday

8:30am - 6:30pm Wednesday

7:30am - 6:30pm Thursday

7:30am - 4:30pm Friday

18 Oxford Street, Lyttelton

Phone: 03 328 7309


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 


New Brighton Health Care

​8am - 6pm Monday - Friday

22 Union Street, New Brighton

Phone: 03 388 7582


North Avon Medical Centre

8:30am - 6pm Monday - Friday (except public holidays)

32 North Avon Road, Richmond, Christchurch

Phone: 03 389 6655

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: doctors@pmc.co.nz for non-urgent enquiries ​

Pegasus Medical Centre

8am - 6pm Monday - Thursday

8am - 5pm Friday

9am - 1pm Saturday

52 Pegasus Main Street, Pegasus

Phone: 03 920 4060

www.pegasusmedicalcentre.co.nz ​

ProMed Doctors

8am - 6pm Monday - Friday

9am - 1pm Saturday

115 Sherborne Street, Christchurch

Phone: 03 379 1112

Fax: 03 379 1113


Redcliffs Medical Centre

​8am - 7pm Monday, Tuesday & Thursday

8am - 5pm Wednesday & Friday

184 Main Road, Redcliffs

Phone: 03 384 1151


​​Rolleston Medical Centre

8am - 5pm Monday, Wednesday & Friday

8am - 7pm Tuesday & Thursday

29 Brookside Road, Rolleston

Phone: 03 3478 848


Wigram Health

​8am - 8pm Monday - Friday (closed public holidays)

10am - 4pm Saturday

67 Skyhawk Road, Wigram

Phone: 03 349 8613


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

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Christchurch Hospital Location Map

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Page last reviewed: 14 August 2018
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