How to book a home doctor

Home doctors can help your family when you need it most

Unfortunately sickness tends to strike at the most inconvenient of times, often worsening at night when your regular GP is closed.

Instead of spending a sleepless night with your sick child, or taking them up to emergency for non-life threatening illness, doctor home visits are available across the our regions.

While home visits have been around for a few years now, you may still have some questions about what to expect and when to use these services.

When should parents call a home doctor for their child?

If your child needs medical care that doesn’t require an Emergency response, but cannot wait until normal clinic hours a House Call Doctor should be called.

Home doctors can be used if you are concerned about a cough, pain, cuts, rashes, headaches or other non-life threatening conditions.

If you require assistance for an emergency situation that is life-threatening, 000 should be called for immediate assistance.

What can House Call Doctor treat?

House call doctors are qualified to treat a wide variety of illness and ailments in the comfort of your home. Some of the most common conditions treated include:

• General illnesses

• Colds, flu, and similar conditions

• Cuts and minor lacerations

• Severe pain

• Cases that require stitching or gluing

• Animal bites

• Headaches and earaches

• Rashes

• Minor trauma like sprains

What should parents expect from a home doctor service?

If your child needs a home doctor, the first step is to phone the relevant after-hours line in your area. House Call Doctor triages all incoming phone-calls and gives priority to more vulnerable patients, including children and the elderly.

Unlike some after-hours GP services that can charge up to $400 after midnight, House Call Doctor are 100% bulk billed if you have a Medicare or DVA card on hand.

The wait should not be long, generally a home doctor will arrive within 2 hours of receiving a booking request. House Call Doctors always travel with a specially trained chaperone, to provide extra security and support for both doctors and patients.

No one knows your health better than your regular GP so House Call Doctor provides them with all consultation notes from the visit. This provides great relief knowing that your doctor can stay informed of treatment and health care when they are not available for a consultation.

How to book an appointment?

Booking an appointment with a home doctor from House Call Doctor is quick and easy. All you have to do is call 13 55 66 to talk to one of our consultants and schedule an appointment. You can even book an appointment online through our website.

Alternatively, you can download the free House Call Doctor app for iPhone and Android. This app allows you to save your details including medicare number for ease of future booking.

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