Finding a pharmacy late at night can be a challenge, so before you Google “24 hour chemist near me” – we’ve already made a guide for you. 

It’s fair to say that the role of a community pharmacist is about far more than dispensing prescriptions and medications, especially after hours when you may not have access to a general practitioner. 

From itchy throats to itchy rashes, your local chemist will also provide advice on drug selection and usage to doctors and other health professionals, primary healthcare advice and support, and educating customers on health promotion, disease prevention and the proper use of medicines. 

A day in the life of a pharmacist is all about promoting health awareness, and contributing to the betterment of their local community. A chemist may conduct a range of duties, such as the following –

  • Prepare or supervise the dispensing of medicines, ointments and tablets
  • Advise patients on how their medicines are to be taken or used in the safest and most effective way in the treatment of common ailments
  • Advise members of the public and other health professionals about medicines (both prescription and over-the-counter medicines), including appropriate selection, dosage and drug interactions, potential side effects and therapeutic effects
  • Select, give advice on and supply non-prescription medicine, sickroom supplies and other products
  • Develop legally recognised standards, and advise on government controls and regulations concerning the manufacture and supply of medicines
  • Work in the research and development of medicines and other health-related products
  • Be involved in the management of pharmaceutical companies

Queensland Pharmacies Open After Hours 

While chemists often stick to a 9 to 5 roster – sickness doesn’t, so it’s important to keep note of which ones stay open later near where you live. To avoid a Google search titled “24 hour chemist near me” in the middle of the night, we’ve already made a comprehensive list of late night pharmacies trading in all corners of Queensland. 

To many people, a pharmacist is someone who wears a white coat and works behind a counter filling our prescriptions, or providing advice to treat common ailments. Yet, we put our faith into a pharmacist, and trust their judgement when it comes to sick or under the weather family members. 

Sometimes, a pharmacist may recommend that you see a doctor for further medical advice. However, if it’s in the middle of the night or after hours when your usual general practitioner is closed, how do you access a medical professional? 

Accessing Healthcare After Hours

In operation since 2015, House Call Doctor have drawn on the skills of qualified medical professionals in order to provide high quality out of hours access to healthcare for Australians, when their GP is closed. Just like our patients, our general practitioners come from all walks of life, and bring with them a wealth of experience. 

Our team of fully trained medical professionals can not only ease the stress of accessing a doctor outside of traditional working hours, but they can also visit you at your own home or aged care facility. The medical services available through House Call Doctor are bulk billed to all Medicare or DVA card holders.

To book a consultation with an after hours home doctor, simply contact us via:

Having access to an after hours home doctor can provide immeasurable peace of mind, knowing that you can reach a doctor when your regular GP is closed. To find out more about what we do and how we do it, please get in touch today.