If Your Doctor Is Not Available, Visit an After Hours General Practitioner (GP) at Northpoint Medical & Skin Centre


From pregnancy matters to issues with chronic pain to children’s health, most non-emergency medical problems are things you can handle with your primary care doctor. However, sometimes, your health needs will not align with your doctor’s work schedule. Perhaps your physician is on vacation, or maybe you need help on a day that your doctor is not usually in the office. In any case, it is always a good idea to have an after hours general practitioner (GP) that you can trust to help you on afternoons, weekends or holidays.


Trust Northpoint Medical & Skin Centre as Your After Hours General Practitioner


At Northpoint Medical & Skin Centre, we act as an after hours GP for many patients and families in the Albany, Auckland area. Our medical centre offers flexible hours that are more extensive than what most doctors keep throughout the week. We are open from 8am to 8pm Monday through Friday. We also accept patients on Saturdays from 8am to 1pm. We close on Sundays and public holidays.


Our long hours make us an ideal solution for patients who need medical attention and cannot reach their primary care physician but are not experiencing medical emergencies. If you have a real medical emergency, the best option is always to call 111 for an ambulance. If you need medical advice or care and would rather not wait until your primary care doctor is back in the office, an after hours medical centre like ours is an ideal compromise.


We also make after hours care available even past our 8pm closing time. If you need to visit a doctor later in the evening, on the weekend (outside of our standard Saturday hours) or during a holiday, visit the Shorecare Urgent Care clinic in Smales Farm. We have a partnership that allows our patients to come to Shorecare and receive medical assistance with no additional charges for after hours care. Shorecare maintains a true 24/7 schedule, making it an ideal option for situations when you feel you need medical attention but are not experiencing a medical emergency.


Many patients seeking an after hours doctor are mostly looking for medical advice. For instance, a pregnant woman might want to speak to a doctor to know whether something she is feeling/experiencing merits medical attention. Patients looking for after hours medical advice can call Healthline on 0800 611 116 to speak with a healthcare professional directly.


What Northpoint Medical & Skin Centre Can Provide


Northpoint Medical & Skin Centre opened its doors in 2018 with the goal of providing high quality general practice medical services to patients from throughout the Albany/North Shore area. Our speciality is skin cancer care—both assessment and treatment. However, we can also assist with a wide variety of other matters, including comprehensive family healthcare, men’s and women’s health, children’s health, sexual health, pregnancy care, family planning, travel vaccinations, immunisations, blood tests, prescriptions, preventative health, management of chronic conditions and more. If you require assistance in any of these categories—whether during regular business hours or after them—contact us today.

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