The Foster & Toora Medical Centres provide a 24 hour comprehensive private medical service, 365 days a year.
There is no publicly funded after hours medical service within the district. The nearest publicly funded emergency departments are Latrobe Regional Hospital - Traralgon, Bass Coast Health - Wonthaggi, Central Gippsland Health Service - Sale and West Gippsland Health Service - Warragul.
To provide such a comprehensive service, and to ensure its sustainability into the future, an account is generated for each after hours presentation. Payment is expected at the time of service. We have endeavoured to keep gap payments to a minimum.
In a medical emergency, please call "000"
If you require telephone advice, please call Nurse on Call on 1300 60 60 24 or GP After Hours Helpline between 6pm and 8am on 1800 022 222
If you require after hours medical attention, please call South Gippsland Hospital – Foster on 5683 9777.
We provide home visits 24 hours a day when justified (for example palliative care patients with advanced disease who wish to remain at home).