87 Station Road Foster, Victoria, 3960 sghosp@sghs.com.au

Urgent Care

For medical emergencies ring “000”.

If you require after hours’ medical attention, for emergencies you should always call 000 or otherwise please call NURSE-ON-CALL on 1300 60 60 24. This will put you directly in touch with a specially trained registered nurse for health advice around the clock. It is preferable not to call the hospital directly for any health advice.

The hospital does have the capacity to provide Urgent Care out of hours and does so with the assistance of the ward nursing staff on duty and doctors on call from Foster Medical Centre in Urgent and Emergency scenarios. For Non-Urgent conditions, SGH works with the Emergency Department at Latrobe Regional Hospital via telehealth (video consultation).

As there is no publicly funded after hours’ medical service at South Gippsland Hospital, face to face consultations will be at a cost to the patient to cover services provided by the doctor on call. Charges will also be made should you require X-rays, pathology tests and transport.

Please note: The nearest publicly funded emergency departments are in Wonthaggi (54km), Traralgon (91km), Warragul (97km), or Sale (125km).