Access to a healthcare professional out of hours is not something many of us think about until we need it, which is where a medical deputising service steps in.
The Approved Medical Deputising Service (AMDS) Program offers non-vocationally recognised (non-VR) doctors the opportunity to gain general practice experience. Participants are granted access to Medicare benefits for providing deputising services to the community through an AMDS.
The program allows general practitioners, or GP’s, to deputise after hours care for their patients to alternative service providers. Approved participants are granted access to Medicare rebates for providing primary care to patients in their home, or in residential aged care facilities. This reduces the need for patients to attend an emergency department for after-hours care, and makes it easier than ever to access a medical professional if and when patients need one.
Out-of-hours primary medical care refers to medical care provided outside normal general practice surgery hours. The AMA has determined normal GP surgery hours to be 8:00am to 6:00pm on weekdays, excluding gazetted public holidays. Should you need to speak with a doctor outside of these hours, this is when the help of a medical deputising service can prove to be invaluable.
How House Call Doctor Works As A Medical Deputising Service
If your GP is closed and you’re looking for an after hours home doctor or medical deputising service, then the good news is that House Call Doctor offers a solution.
In operation since 2015, House Call Doctor have drawn on the skills of qualified medical professionals in order to provide high quality out of hours access to healthcare for Australians, in the comfort of their own home. Our team of doctors come from all walks of life, just like our patients.
While we service regions in all corners of Queensland, our team of highly trained call centre professionals ensure that our doctors are only allocated patients that are suited out of hours, in home medical care when they would otherwise be unable to consult with their traditional general practitioner.
Our team of fully trained medical professionals can not only ease the stress of accessing a doctor outside of traditional working hours, but they can also visit you within the comforts of your own home. The medical services available through House Call Doctor are bulk billed to all Medicare or DVA card holders, even if it’s in the middle of the night. In fact, over 90% of our patients have a doctor at their door within three hours of their initial appointment request.
To book a consultation with an after hours home doctor, simply contact us via:
- Calling 13 55 66
- Booking online
- Downloading the free House Call Doctor app from your Apple or Android smartphone
If you need to see a medical professional after hours and in the comfort of your own home, we’re available for appointments or call outs on the following schedule:
Monday: 6:00pm to 8:00am the next day (bookings from 6:00pm)
Tuesday: 6:00pm to 8:00am the next day (bookings from 6:00pm)
Wednesday: 6:00pm to 8:00am the next day (bookings from 6:00pm)
Thursday: 6:00pm to 8:00am the next day (bookings from 6:00pm)
Fridays: 6:00pm to 8:00am the next day (bookings from 6:00pm)
Saturday: From 12:00pm (bookings from 12:00pm)
Sunday: 24 Hours
Public Holidays: 24 Hours
As a wholly Australian owned and managed medical service, House Call Doctor cares about providing access to the very best medical care to people when their regular GP is closed. With our services available across Queensland, please don’t hesitate to contact us at House Call Doctor should you have any questions about what we do as a medical deputising service.