The home doctor service we provide at House Call Doctor is a welcomed return to the good old days of traditional home doctors who would visit patients in need after hours.
We offer treatment to patients in their own home with qualified and trained doctors to provide the very best medical assistance, when a patient’s GP or regular clinic is closed. Our after hours doctor service operates Monday to Friday 6pm to 8am, after midday Saturday and 24 hours a day on Sunday and Public holidays.
Unlike some after-hours GP services that can charge $400 after midnight, no matter what day or time you call, we never charge you for our services if you have a Medicare or DVA card on hand. You will never be left out of pocket with House Call Doctor.
We also pride ourselves on quality service with 90 per cent of patients being seen within 3 hours of their call. Our call centre triages will also update patients on when the doctor and chaperone are expected to arrive and will make a call to confirm when the doctor has arrived at a patient’s door.
Contact us at 13 55 66 if you or a loved one need urgent care after-hours.
What it means to be a Home Doctor Medical Deputising Service
House Call Doctor is so much more than your general doctor service. As a home doctor Medical Deputising Service providing after hours GP services, we take great pride and responsibility in taking care of the health of our patients across Queensland.
According to Australian Bureau of Statistics health surveys, 41.5 per cent of people who wanted to see a doctor after-hours could not because an after-hours GP service was not available. Thankfully House Call Doctor has provided this vital service to the people of Queensland and northern New South Wales.
Patients across Queensland and northern New South Wales now rely on us to provide them with fast and professional medical treatment when their regular GP is closed. This service also extends beyond patients as it also creates jobs across the State for doctors and chaperones.
Our number one priority at House Call Doctor is you and your health. We are dedicated to serving the community and assisting with any after-hours health needs required by our patients.
We want you to have peace of mind knowing that when your regular GP is closed, House Call Doctor will send a doctor to your home as soon as possible. That means no more clogging up of hospital emergency rooms for non-life-threatening cases and it also means there’s no need for you to suffer through the night with illness or injury.
Treating patients who need it most
When treating patients, our doctors will always prioritise the most fragile members of our community to ensure they receive after-hours medical care as soon as possible. This is why priority is often given to children and the elderly.
People with chronic diseases that are not life-threatening often require regular doctor visits and medical care, and at times the care they need does not fit within their usual GP’s operating hours. According to current statistics, almost half of all Australians will suffer from a chronic disease and 20 per cent will suffer from two or more. This is a large part of the population that will likely require medical treatment for their condition on a regular basis.
Injuries are also a common concern that can occur at any time of day or night. With more than 60 per cent of falls occurring in the bedroom and with more than half of falls victims being elderly, our home doctors can respond to those who become injured after-hours.
Whatever illness or injury you may have, our doctors are trained and qualified, with experience in treating patients. Our doctors can offer medication and dress any wounds so that you are comfortable through the night until your regular GP, or pharmacy, is open once again.
We read news stories all the time about the strain on hospital Emergency Departments across Queensland. Did you know that one in three people waiting in hospital emergency rooms are there for minor medical problems? These minor health problems include toothache, ingrown toenails, headaches and finger sprains. Emergency staff have much more serious, in some cases life-threatening, conditions and injuries that they need to treat – but many people turn to the local hospital out of hours because they feel they have nowhere else to go when their regular doctor is closed. House Call Doctor is now available to alleviate this strain.
This service is designed to take the load off busy Emergency Departments by treating non-life- threatening conditions in a patient’s home. As long as the condition or injury you have is not life threatening, our after-hours doctors can provide you with the medical treatment you need.
Keeping your GP informed
No one knows about your health concerns and condition better than your regular GP. This is why your own doctor should be your regular point of call when you are sick or suffer an injury. If you fall ill or become injured when your regular doctor is closed, however, House Call Doctor here to help.
Not only will we treat your condition or injury adequately and provide medication and scripts, our after-hours GP will also provide your regular GP with all consultation notes from the visit. It’s about a continuation of care.
Choose the After Hours Service from House Call Doctor
Our caring and compassionate after-hours GPs are available across Queensland and northern New South Wales. Enter your suburb or postcode at the top of the page to confirm if our after-hours doctors are available in your area.