House Call Doctor’s home doctor service is a modern take on the traditional home doctors who would visit their patients after hours. Our home doctors work hard to make sure patients in Queensland and Northern New South Wales receive the medical care they need whenever they need it.
Our home doctors bulk bill if you have a Medicare or DVA card. We know you’re already suffering from an after-hours illness, so you shouldn’t have to suffer from out of pocket expenses too.
What should I know?
House Call Doctor works hard to relieve the pressure put on local emergency departments by providing medical attention to patients in the comfort of their own home. 90% of patients are attended to within 3 hours of booking.
Our after-hours home doctors can see you when your regular medical services are closed. You can book an appointment at the following times:
6pm to 8am
Sundays and Public Holidays
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We only ask the important questions, so you can be treated as quickly as possible. When you book, we’ll need to know:
· The patient’s full name and date of birth
· The patient’s Medicare card or DVA Number (if the patient is not eligible for bulk billing, we will require credit card details)
· The patient’s address and contact details
· The patient’s regular GP or clinic, and
· Any symptoms the patient is experiencing.
Who will I be dealing with?
Our home doctors do not replace your normal GP. Our service fills in the after-hours gap by helping you when you are sick or injured and your regular GP is closed. Once your at-home appointment is over, the home doctor will prepare a clinical report for your GP to ensure continuation of care. Having a regular doctor is an important part of your health management.
All home doctors with House Call Doctor are fully registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency as required by the Australian Medical Board. The House Call Doctor service operates to the standards of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
When to book
It can be tricky to decide whether you should see a doctor or visit an emergency room, and even more so when your regular doctor has closed for the day. If your condition is life threatening, or if the patient is having chest pains or difficulty breathing, dial 000 and request an ambulance.
If the condition is severe or requires immediate attention, visit your nearest hospital emergency department.
A home doctor can provide appropriate treatment for less severe conditions. These can include:
· Physical injuries, for example sprains and strains
· Headaches or migraines
· Common cold.
How do I book?
Make sure there are home doctors servicing your area by checking housecalldoctor.com.au.
There are three easy ways to book a visit from a home doctor. You can book via our free mobile app , call 13 55 66, or book online at housecalldoctor.com.au.
You can even request a free fridge magnet so our booking details are always handy!