Urgent care over the holidays

Urgent care over the holidays20 Dec 2022

Emergency Consult is available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year.

As doctors reduce their hours over the holiday season, and emergency departments get even busier, we'd like to remind you that there's an alternative route to care available online, on-demand.

You can access rapid medical guidance by going to emergencyconsult.co.nz. Simply pay for your consult and you'll be connected (via video) to an emergency doctor within minutes.

Emergency doctors care for a full spectrum of patients undifferentiated by age or any other characteristic.

Our doctors are ready to treat anything the summer season throws at them – typically that’ll include diagnosing rashes and insect bites, providing advice on heatstroke, prescribing medication for acute illnesses, referring patients to the nearest x-ray for suspected fractures or broken bones...the list goes on!

Prescriptions can be sent electronically to the nearest pharmacy, which is highly convenient if you are away from home over the holidays.

We can’t do everything remotely - if it’s life or limb threatening then please call 111 as you’ll need hands-on treatment in hospital. If you're not sure, feel free to video call and we can provide that initial assessment and ensure you’re channeled to the best place.

Meri Kirihimete!