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Need an after-hours Doctor in Cairns. Use the postcode finder to check if we service your area and have a 100% Bulk Billed home doctor visit you in the comfort of your own home.

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House Call Doctor Cairns

As the gateway to Australia’s famed Great Barrier Reef, Cairns offers tourists adventure sports, sailing and diving, and gives its 142 000 locals a laid-back lifestyle in year-round warmth. However, whether you’re a visitor or a resident, sometimes things can go wrong in North Queensland’s tropical paradise.

Whether you’ve spent too much time in the sun at Green Island or the outer reef, have injured yourself adventuring in Crystal Cascades, or just noticed you aren’t feeling that well while going about your daily routine, House Call Doctor has doctors ready to treat people across Cairns. We are also available across the state providing care to more locations in Queensland than any other after hours medical service.

You don’t have to be bed ridden to call a home doctor. If you are suffering from a non-life threatening illness or injury and need a bulk billing, after hours GP, simply call House Call Doctors now, and we’ll dispatch a doctor directly to you, for medical treatment in the comfort of your home.

When Can I Book an Appointment?

Don’t waste your time and energy on endless phone calls to practices, driving around town looking for a clinic, or waiting around with other sick people at the Cairns Base Hospital. If you’re struggling to find a GP that is open when you need them, who bulk bills, and is close at hand, the search is over.

Our doctors offer home appointments to all people during the following times:

Monday to Friday: 6 pm to 8 am (Bookings from 4pm)
Saturday: from 12 pm through to Sunday (Bookings 10am)
Sunday: all day
Public holidays: 24 hours

If you need after hours medical assistance, don’t hesitate to book a visit from our team of friendly medical professionals, call House Call Doctors today on 13 55 66.

Areas Covered in Cairns

Our aim is to bring the highest quality medical assistance to the largest number of Cairns residents. House Call Doctors service all of Cairns, from the Northern Beaches suburbs through to White Rock, Mount Sheridan and Bentley Park on the Southside of Cairns, and everywhere in between.

If you’d like to know whether we can come to your area, simply enter your suburb or postcode in the “Find out if we service your area” box on the top right of this website for an instant answer.

Or, why not get in touch with our call centre on 13 55 66? One of our friendly staff will be able to tell you if our home doctor service is available in your location, and book you in for treatment straight away.

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What We Can Treat

House Call Doctors provide care for a range of non-life threatening illnesses and injuries.

Our home doctors can help anyone with a medical condition that is non-life threatening and falls under category 4 or 5 conditions.

Examples of illnesses we can treat you for and services we provide include:

  • Cold and Flu Symptoms
  • Trauma that requires stitches
  • General Ailments
  • Minor cuts and lacerations
  • Animal bites
  • Severe pain
  • Postoperative care
  • Wound care
  • Catheterisation

If you require medication to sustain you until you’re able to get a prescription from your regular GP, House Call Doctor can provide up to a day’s supply to you free of charge.

We can also give our patients medical certificates, and we send treatment reports to their regular GP the next business day after treatment.

How to Book an Appointment

Scheduling an appointment with a home doctor in Cairns is simple. Whether you’re a local in your home, or a visitor staying in holiday accommodation, all you need to do is call 13 55 66 during our consultation hours to get fast, reliable medical service.

Don’t put up with pain for longer than you have to. Phone a House Call Doctor today!

While you’re on the phone, why not request a House Call Doctor fridge magnet? We’re confident that you’ll be so satisfied with our doctor’s treatment that you’ll want to be able to find our details quickly the next time someone in your household needs help.

We understand that when you’re not feeling your best after-hours, the last thing you want to do is leave your house to try to find a doctor. Up until the last generation or two, it used to be the case that having a home doctor come to you for treatment was the norm.

Our home doctors are bringing back this high level of service to the residents of Cairns. If you’ve never used after hours GPs before, there are plenty of reasons to call one of our home doctors the next time you’re unwell:

Our Services are Bulk Billed
Many doctors only offer bulk billing to students or patients with concession cards, but illness strikes all groups of society at any time.

We always bulk bill all patients with a Medicare or DVA card.

We Come to You
It’s the weekend, or late at night and you or your family is sick or injured and you don’t want to clog up the emergency department or worse, wait til your doctor opens, but you need medical help  – call House Call Doctor. We give you the choice of being able to wait in the comfort of your own home and have a doctor come to you.

We Ensure Hassle-free, Quick Assistance
Many people are frustrated by just how hard it is to find a doctor after hours who is:

  • Available when they are needed
  • Bulk billing

Our after hours doctors usually arrive at your home or hotel within three hours of your call. Why spend that time searching for a doctor, sitting in unhygienic waiting rooms, then having to drive all the way home?

When you book with House Call Doctor, our team will call you to let you know when your home doctor is expected to arrive, so you can rest up while we do all of the legwork.

Once you call House Call Doctors on 13 55 66 for after hours medical assistance in Cairns, you’ll be connected with our friendly calls team. One of our operators will take down your details, then pass this information on to your doctor.

Your home doctor and chaperone will then be dispatched to you. Over 90% of our patients are visited within 3 hours of placing their call, but occasionally the wait may be a little longer.

Our team will keep you informed about expected wait times, as well as give you confirmation once your doctor has arrived.

House Call Doctor prioritises patients based on the urgency of their needs. Small children and elderly patients with pressing needs will be given preference.

If, however, your condition deteriorates while you are waiting for your home doctor to come, keep us updated.

If your condition becomes life-threatening, do not hesitate to call emergency services on 000 for an ambulance to reach you quickly.

If you’re a Cairns based doctor looking for after-hours employment, get in touch with House Call Doctor today!

As the demand for home doctor services in Cairns grows every year, we are always looking for Australian trained doctors and International Medical Graduates, working in a General Practice or in a State Government Health Department, to help meet our patient’s needs.

General practitioners seeking after-hours employment on a full-time or part-time basis are encouraged to apply.

If you need more information, click here to for further details on what you can expect if you decide to join the House Call Doctor team.

If you are a qualified doctor in Cairns or the surrounding area, and you are interested in this employment opportunity, please apply here to enquire about joining our growing team.

Book a House Call Today

If you are in Cairns and need an after hours doctor, don’t hesitate to get in touch with House Call Doctor today on 13 55 66.

If you’d like to make an enquiry, or receive some feedback for our home doctor team, you can either call or fill out our online enquiry form on our website’s contact page.