Primary Health Networks such as Western Victoria PHN (WVPHN) have a central role in delivering after hours primary health care through new and innovative initiatives and activities.

Definition of after hours

After hours primary health care is defined as accessible and effective primary health care for people whose health condition cannot wait for treatment until regular primary health care services are next available. It is not a substitute for primary health care that could otherwise occur ‘in hours’.

The after hours period is defined as:

  • Outside 8am to 6pm on weekdays
  • Outside 8am to 12 noon on Saturdays
  • All day on Sundays and public holidays.

More information

Contact WVPHN’s After Hours Program team

Last modified: 23 June, 2022