Phone GP for home con­sult

Maroochy Weekly - - NEWS -

CALL My Doc­tor, an Aus­tralian Doc­tor Tele­health Ser­vice has started in the Sun­shine Coast to Mary­bor­ough Re­gion. This ser­vice will be avail­able from 6am to mid­night in the first in­stance and on de­mand will grow to a 24-hour ser­vice.

Call My Doc­tor will al­low peo­ple from all over Aus­tralia to call an Aus­tralian Reg­is­tered GP, 24 hours a day seven days a week, for a con­sul­ta­tion for non-life-threat­en­ing ail­ments. This is a pay for fee ser­vice and each con­sul­ta­tion will cost $55. By phon­ing 13 47 11 you will be con­nected to a doc­tor ei­ther by phone or video who will con­sult you and is­sue scripts/doc­tors cer­tifi­cate and pro­fes­sional di­ag­no­sis to your needs.

This pay for fee ser­vice, will as­sist the govern­ment on all lev­els to re­duce the pre­sen­ta­tions to Hospi­tal Emer­gency De­part­ments and en­sure that re­mote cit­i­zens have con­ti­nu­ity of a doc­tor, just a phone call away.

In an added ser­vice, if the doc­tor is­sues a script, Call My Doc­tor can de­liver the script to the near­est phar­macy or de­liver to your home for no ex­tra charge to your nor­mal pre­scrip­tion fee.

This ser­vice has be­come avail­able in New Zealand and the fig­ures tell the as­ton­ish­ing story Ac­cord­ing to an eval­u­a­tion of the model by EY (Ernst and Young), pa­tients in prac­tices op­er­at­ing Health Care Home (HCH), have sig­nif­i­cantly in­creased ac­cess to a GP and bet­ter long-term health plans.

Call My Doc­tor is Aus­tralia’s con­ve­nient provider of med­i­cal ser­vices in the Tele­health sec­tor and our goal is to trans­form the way Health Care Ser­vices are de­liv­ered in Aus­tralia, so they can be pro­gres­sively tran­si­tioned to a more con­ve­nient de­liv­ery of med­i­cal care.

Your are in­vited to visit: callmy­doc­tor.com.au

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