Emergencies, urgent and after hours care

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Where to go in Christchurch and Canterbury for after hours health care and emergencies.

In an Emergency dial 111

Call 111 and ask for "ambulance" when there is a medical emergency​.

After Hours - call your General Practice team

For health advice after hours call your own doctor (General Practice team)​.

Your call will be answered 24/7 by a nurse who can advise you what to do and where to go if you need urgent care.

Urgent After Hours medical services in Christchurch

24 Hour Surgery (new location)

24 hours, every day.

401 Madras Street
Entrance on the left just before Bealey Avenue​

Phone: 03 365 7777


Riccarton Clinic 

8am - 8pm, every day.
4 Yaldhurst Road, Church Corner, Christchurch
Phone: 03 343 3661
Fax: ​03 343 3662


Moorhouse Medical Centre

8am - 8pm, every day.
3 Pilgrim Place (just off Moorhouse Ave) Christchurch
Phone: 03 365 7900
Fax: 03 365 7918​


​Urgent Pharmacy​

The Urgent Pharmacy is located at 931 Colombo Street, corner of Colombo Street and Bealey Avenue​. Opening hours are:

Mon - Fri    6:00pm - 11:00pm

Sat & Sun   9:00am - 11:00pm 

Urgent or crisis mental health care

If you require urgent or crisis mental health care, after hours, freephone 0800 920 092, 7 days a week:

For more information about urgent or crisis mental health care see specialist mental health service pages

Christchurch Hospital Emergency Department

  • The Christchurch Hospital Emergency Department is open 24 hours.

  • The Christchurch Hospital Emergency Department provides lifesaving treatment and urgent medical attention to those with serious illness.

More information

Arriving at Hospital

Christchurch Hospital Location Map

In an emergency call 111
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Page last reviewed: 05 September 2018