After Hours Care
Patients from The Lorn Surgery can access after hours medical care in three ways.
- In an emergency, dial 000 to call an ambulance or attend your nearest emergency department (look up Maitland Hospital Emergency Department wait times here).
- If you would like to organise either a home visit or phone consultation with a practice doctor after hours, please call The Lorn Surgery After Hours Service. This is a full fee service. Please read the information provided below before calling for an appointment.
The Lorn Surgery After Hours Service
As part of our committment to providing a premium general practice service, patients of The Lorn Surgery can now request after hours home visits and phone consultations. As a result, practice patients can now access medical care from practice doctors 24 hours a day 7 days per week. This is a full fee service as per the schedule below (no concessional rates apply).
After Hours Home visits
Mon-Sun 11pm-7am $45 per 5 minutes (consult + travel time) Minimum charge $405 Medicare rebate $153* All other times $32 per 5 minutes (consult + travel time) Minimum charge $285 Medicare rebate $129.80*
After Hours Phone calls (please note that no Medicare rebate applies)
Mon-Fri 6-9pm, Sat 1-9pm** $32 per 5 minutes Minimum charge $112.50 All other times $45 per 5 minutes Minimum charge $150 *Urgent call out for single patient only. Lesser rebate applies for non-urgent visits and subsequent patients seen. **Public holidays are billed at Sunday rates
Bookings 1300 557 407
When you call to make a booking a receptionist will take your contact details and transfer you through to the triage nurse who will collect some basic information about the medical complaint you are seeking treatment for. If you have requested a phone consultation the doctor will then call you. If you have requested a home visit the nurse will speak to the doctor on call then call you back with an appointment time.