Bulk-billing doctors will be making house-calls on the Gold Coast and in surrounding areas from Wednesday 2nd of December as part of the growing House Call Doctor expansion.
A team of local General Practitioners and Emergency Doctors will be available to all Medicare and Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) card holders overnight from Monday to Friday, after midday Saturday on weekends and 24 hours a day on Sunday and public holidays.
House Call Doctor Chief Executive Wayne Ormond said, “We have been receiving a huge number of calls from patients seeking a Doctor after hours in the Gold Coast area”.
“We expect to be kept very busy in the Gold Coast region treating category 4 and 5 patients with non-life threatening ailments in the comfort of their own home, at no cost to them.”
Since launching in the Wide Bay area in April 2015 House Call Doctor has expanded to cover many regional Queensland areas and Brisbane, treating thousands of patients each month – in their own home at no cost.
“Other services in the area can charge up to $400 after midnight but we never charge if you have a Medicare or DVA card,” said Mr Ormond.
House Call Doctor will provide patients’ regular GP with all the consultation notes from the visit.
Patients can contact House Call Doctor on 13 55 66
The service will be launching on Wednesday 2nd December. Follow us on Facebook for more information.