Easter is the perfect time to relax and be with your family and friends. The last thing you want is to get sick during the break. If you do, don’t sweat it because house Call Doctor has you covered.
Your family can rely on our after-hours doctors who are working round the clock every public holiday. Our doctors treat acute medical symptoms in the comfort of your own home, not medical emergencies.
Not only is the Easter long weekend rapidly approaching, but other public holidays (including Anzac Day and Labour Day) are also on the horizon.
Queensland families are lucky enough to have four public holidays in the next few weeks.
- Good Friday, 14th April
- Easter Monday, 17th April
- Anzac Day, Tuesday 25th April
- Labour Day, Monday 1st May
“This time last year, our doctors treated more than 5,000 patients throughout Queensland,” says House Call Doctor’s Chief Operating Office, Craig Glover. “This year, we expect to receive even more call-outs.”
All consultations with a House Call Doctor are bulk billed if you have a Medicare or DVA card. There are no additional call-out fees during public holidays or over this Easter long weekend.
“Our doctors will respond to urgent situations, including acute colds and flus, gastro and fevers, rashes and infections, asthma and allergies. We even attend minor home accidents like sprains and lacerations.”
House Call Doctor aims to reduce the pressure placed on Queensland’s emergency departments, especially over holiday seasons. This allows families to avoid hospital queues in situations that are not life-threatening.
“After-hours GPs provide vital assistance to Queenslanders when they need help most,” says Dr Ryan Harvey, the Deputy Clinical Director at House Call Doctor.
“Our patients mostly include the more fragile members of the community, including children and the elderly,” explains Dr Harvey. “We are often called to child care centres, aged care facilities, shared living, and community homes.”
House call doctors are on the road throughout Queensland. Service Areas include: Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gladstone, Mackay, Townsville, Gold Coast, Bundaberg, Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Rockhampton, Cairns, Ipswich, Toowoomba, and Wide Bay.
House Call Doctors are also available from 6.00pm weeknights and 12.00pm Saturdays and all day on Sundays. This is outside of the public holiday period.
Other government initiatives, such as 13 Health, will also be providing over-the-phone medical advice during the public holidays. 13 Health connects your family with a nurse who can provide confidential health information.
To find GP clinics and pharmacies in your area during the public holidays, visit Health Direct online. This website includes the opening hours and contact details for most local practitioners.
“People fall sick unexpectedly, and public holidays are no exception,” says Dr Harvey.