What is After Hours?

As part of the National Health Reform the Commonwealth Government has tasked Medicare Locals across Australia with the responsibilty of implementing the Medicare Local After Hours program (MLAH).

The after hours period is:

  • between 6pm and 8am Monday to Saturday
  • from 12 noon Saturday to 8am Monday
  • all public holidays

Each Medicare Local has a mandate to improve access to effective urgent after hours primary care services. This includes commissioning access to after hours primary care services provided by general practices, Medical Deputising Services and after hours community health organisations.

Our role

A key role for SWMML is to address the after hours primary care needs of our community. We are currently undertaking a number of projects to increase services and access to after hours care.

We are working to support existing services, as well as expanding and enhancing after hours services in the local area. 

Please contact Lauren Davidson for more information  or phone 8731 6518

Healthcare Professionals can access more information here
Members of the community needing after hours health care can access more information here