Residents living between Tweed Heads and Kingscliff will now have greater access to after-hours GPs, as House Call Doctor has launched in the region.
House Call Doctor provides 100% bulk-billed GP visits to Medicare or DVA Card holders. Medical consultations are done in the privacy of peoples’ homes, when normal GP clinics are closed.
Since December, a team of local doctors accompanied by chaperones have been on the road from 6.00pm weeknights, after 12.00noon Saturdays and all hours on Sundays or public holidays.
New South Wales state manager Phil Lagana said that House Call Doctor is pleased to be servicing residents from Tweed Heads to Kingscliff, as 2017 gets underway.
“There used to be a number of after-hours GPs operating within Tweed Heads,” said Mr Lagana. “However, at least one of these doctors has reduced their service locations in recent years.”
“House Call Doctor will provide a valuable addition to local healthcare services,” said Mr Lagana. “We can offer families peace of mind if they fall sick at unusual times of the night.”
A visit from House Call Doctor can be particularly crucial in medical situations that do not warrant an Emergency response, but cannot wait until normal clinic hours.
“Our doctors take detailed medical notes during their home visits, which are then sent to the patient’s regular GP by the next business day,” said Mr Lagana.
House Call Doctor CEO Wayne Ormond anticipates the service will grow into other parts of New South Wales, over the next 12 months.
“Across Queensland, House Call Doctor makes more than 20 000 after-hours visits each month,” said Mr Ormond. “We are pleased to be extending our services across state borders.”
For more information or to book an after-hours appointment:
House Call Doctor is available from Tweed Heads to Kingscliff, throughout the following times:
– Monday to Friday: From 6.00pm
– Saturday: From 12.00noon
– Sundays and Public Holidays: 24hrs