Our team of home doctors take pride in servicing Queensland and northern New South Wales with after-hours treatment. To make sure you are aware of everything you need to know before booking a home doctor, here is a quick guide to using House Call Doctor.
What to know about House Call Doctor
House Call Doctor works hard to relieve pressure from local emergency departments and provides medical attention to patients in the comfort of their own home. We offer bulk billing for all Medicare and DVA card holders, so our patients do not suffer from out of pocket expenses. As well as this, we have been labelled the leading home doctor service in Queensland and have recently extended our services to northern New South Wales.
Unlike some services, we ask only the necessary and important questions, so you or a loved one can be treated promptly including:
- The patient’s full name and date of birth
- The patient’s Medicare card or DVA card number (if the patient is not eligible for bulk billing, then the appropriate credit card details)
- The patient’s address
- Any symptoms the patient is experiencing
- The patient’s contact details
- The regular medical centre or GP of the patient.
When should you book a home doctor
When you require medical attention after-hours, it can be difficult deciding whether you should be visiting an emergency department or simply consulting with a doctor. Here is a simple guide to knowing who you need to see.
If the condition of the patient is life threatening, dial 000 and request for an ambulance. If the condition is severe or you are uncertain of whether you require immediate medical attention, visit your nearest emergency department. If in any instance you or a loved one are having difficulty breathing or chest pains, seek urgent medical attention with emergency services immediately.
Also remember to support your local GP first and foremost. House call doctor is a company that exists primarily to benefit the fellows of the royal college of general practitioners as well as other qualified medical specialists. We aim to assist them by providing them a means to reach and service patients in the after hours time all around their local communities.
House Call Doctor is able to provide after-hours care for conditions such as:
- Physical injuries (for example, sprains or strains)
- Headaches or migraines
- Common cold.
For any non-life-threatening circumstances, a home doctor can provide the appropriate treatment and also update your regular GP.
The House Call Doctor Team
House call doctor has a dedicated team of specialists working behind the scenes 24/7 in order to enable the services we provide to be delivered in a timely and efficient manner. You can apply to work with us either as:
- A chaperone for our doctors.
- A medical practitioner (after hours doctor).
- Administration staff (accounts and secretary)
- SEO and online specialist.
When can you book a home doctor
The operating hours of House Call Doctor are:
Monday to Friday:
6:00pm – 8:00am
Sunday and Public Holidays:
To book a home doctor, phone 13 55 66, request a booking on the House Call Doctor app or visit our website at Home doctor.