Hot links - Emergency and After Hours Care
After Hours Pharmacy Service | After Hours GP Service | After Hours Dental Service
Emergency Department | Mental Health Crisis

After Hours Pharmacy Service

After hours pharmacy services operate from Unichem Whanganui Pharmacy located at 36 Fitzherbert Avenue, Whanganui.

Unichem Whanganui's after hours service is available weekdays from 5.30pm to 8.30pm and weekends or public holidays 12.30pm to 8.30pm.

Phone: (06) 344 7614
Fax: (06) 344 7862

After Hours GP Service

Whanganui Accident & Medical is an urgent care clinic co-located within Whanganui Hospital’s Emergency Department (ED).

It is marked by black signage and is based to the left of the reception desk.

It is open from 8.00am to 9.00pm; no appointment is necessary.

After Hours Dental Service

All after hours dental emergencies should present to Whanganui Hospital's Emergency Department. The patient will be assessed and they will determine what needs to happen next. Our Emergency Department is at Whanganui Hospital on Heads Road, Whanganui.

Wherever possible, your own dentist should be contacted in the first instance. Toothache does not constitute an emergency.

Emergency Department

Our Emergency Department (ED) is located at Whanganui Hospital and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

It is for emergencies only -- life-threatening or organ-threatening situations that may include: active bleeding; acute chest pain; difficulty breathing; stroke; choking; loss of consciousness; clearly broken or dislocated bones (look obviously deformed).

It is marked by red signage and is based to the right of the reception desk.

Mental Health Crisis

If you or someone else is at risk of injury you call 111.

For advice in emergencies, contact a mental health services below:

  • Whanganui Hospital on 06 348 1234
  • WDHB Mental Health Services on 06 348 1234
  • Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team on 0800 653 358

If you need to talk to someone call:

National Depression Helpline
0800 111 757

The Lowdown
Free text 5626

0800 543 354

0800 376 633

0800 726 666

Skylight Trust
0800 299 100

Alcohol and Drug Association of New Zealand Help Line
0800 787 797