GP out of Hours

The GP Out Of Hours Service  provides care for people in Belfast when their normal GP surgery is closed. It is not intended to replace normal GP services, but deals with urgent problems that cannot wait until your own GP is available. You should therefore only use this service if you are suddenly ill and you cannot wait until your GP’s surgery is open.

The service operates weekdays after 6pm, at weekends and during bank holidays. 

It is not a walk-in service, so you or your relative must first contact us by phone.

A doctor or nurse will return your call promptly and then speak to you or your relative and decide on the best action to take.

How to access this service

If you need to contact this service, call one of these numbers :

  • 028 9079 6220 (in South and East Belfast )
  • 028 9074 4447 (in North and West Belfast

When you call, the operator will take some details and pass them on to a doctor. The doctor or nurse will then phone you back to discuss your condition, and as needed will:

  • Give advice
  • Arrange for you to visit one of our centres ( listed below), or
  • Arrange for a mobile doctors to visit you at home.

Please remember that home visits are for those who are too ill to travel to the centre and that inappropriate calls may deprive someone in more need of the service.

Hospital Admission

If you’re admitted to hospital for treatment, before discharge, the ward doctor will give you a letter for your GP. The letter will explain to your GP any diagnosis and medicines you are now taking.



If you live in south or east Belfast:

This Centre is located on the Forster Green hospital site, opposite Forestside shopping Centre.  If driving, please use the Glencregagh Road entrance.

If you live in north or west Belfast:

  • 64 Crumlin Road,
    Tel: 028 9074 4447.

This centre is located directly opposite the Mater hospital