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After hours and emergencies

Services listed include, Urgent Care Clinics, extended hours pharmacies, and the Emergency Department at Christchurch Hospital.

See our Mental Health section for information about a Mental Health emergency and Emergency Dentists page for information about urgent dental care.

Please keep the Hospital Emergency Department for emergencies only.

Please remember if it’s not an emergency, we have three Urgent Care clinics (24hr Surgery, Moorhouse Medical Centre and Riccarton Clinic) where:

  • Kids under 14 have free medical visits after hours (after 6pm weekdays and during weekends)
  • Pharmacies are open late on-site
  • Community Services Card holders pay less
  • X-rays and plaster casts for broken bones are available
  • It’s less than 5km to Christchurch Hospital if your condition changes

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24 Hour Surgery

You can go to the 24 Hour Surgery on Madras Street for any urgent medical issue that you would otherwise see your GP for, as well as accident related injuries such as sprains, cuts or broken bones.

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Emergency Department at Christchurch Hospital

Christchurch Hospital Emergency Department (ED) is open for emergency and urgent serious medical issues 24/7. People need to enter ED using the external entrance at the new Waipapa building which is behind Christchurch Women's Hospital.

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Extended Hours Pharmacies in Christchurch

Information about extended hours pharmacies in Christchurch and Canterbury.

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Moorhouse Medical Centre

If you have an accident, injury or illness that needs urgent medical care, you can just walk into Moorhouse Medical Centre at any time. No appointment is necessary. We are open 8am to 8pm, 7 days, including public holidays.

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Riccarton Clinic

Riccarton Clinic provides triaged walk-in access to medical and accident treatments during our extended hours of operation from 8am to 8pm, every day.

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Page last updated: 12 January 2021

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