Christmas and New Year opening hours at your practice

 
Christmas and New Year opening hours at your practice

We wish you all a safe and happy holiday period


Many of our practices will have different hours of work during this time. Changes to regular hours will be added to our site during December - check these out in our practice directory.

If you or someone close to you is in pain or feeling unwell during this time please contact your medical centre first. If they are closed they will have a phone service to give advice on where you can go for help, or divert you to Healthline who can help you assess the best treatment and next steps.

Hospital emergency departments are for emergencies. Please don't head to the hospital unless it is truly needed.

Protect yourself and others from COVID-19


With COVID-19 in some communities, there are simple steps that can slow the spread of the virus — protecting yourself and others.

If you have ongoing medical concerns make sure you are always prepared for this holiday period


  • Do you have enough medicine and supplies to cover weekends and public holidays?
  • Are you up to date with your tests and other health needs?
  • Do you know the opening hours of your practice? Check the Christmas and New Year hours by clicking the buttons above.
  • Do you know where the closest after hours medical centre is?

You can also call Healthline free for health advice and information


Healthline is staffed by an experienced team that includes registered nurses, paramedics and health advisors, who can provide you with health information and advice on care. They can arrange to talk with you in your language - when your call is answered, say you'd like an interpreter and the language you’d like to speak in.

  • For general health advice and information call 0800 611 116 - available 24/7
  • For COVID-19 health advice call 0800 358 5453 - available 24/7
  • For COVID-19 vaccination advice call 0800 28 29 26 (available 8am - 8pm 7 days a week)