Dial A Doctor
Medical Services - Cairns, QLD
Dial a Doctor is a fully accredited and established after hours doctor service that has been operating since 2010 in Cairns, Queensland and 2012 in Perth, Western Australia.
Dial a Doctor is a fully accredited and established after hours doctor service that has been operating since 2010 in Cairns, Queensland and 2012 in Perth, Western Australia. Our service is at the forefront of after hours care in Australia – providing a high quality and reliable service to those in need. We have a large team of excellent GPs on the road, ready to visit you in your own home.
Our after hours doctor service operates in following manner:
Patients who are unwell can ring our call centre and book a call.
We take calls from everyone – people who have a Medicare or Veterans Affairs Card are bulk billed so the service is free. International tourists are charged a call out fee which can be claimed on travel insurance.
Once the call centre receptionists have booked the call it is sent out to our doctor/driver teams on the road.
The after hours doctor/driver teams attend the calls.
The patient is treated and we offer a range of services.
If the patient is in need of any medications we can provide them with a script.
The doctor’s bags have a supply of common medications so if the chemists are shut or the patient finds it difficult to leave the house the doctors can leave them with a starter pack.
The doctors can order blood tests or x-rays.
If necessary we can supply patients with a referral to the hospital.
Once the consultation has concluded the doctor writes the clinical notes for the consultation.
The clinical notes are then forwarded onto the patient’s daytime GP so they are kept informed about the treatment we have administered.
We pride ourselves on providing a quality service that is of great assistance to the community in the following ways:
People who are disabled, elderly or are without transport can have much easier access to primary health care.
We greatly help to alleviate strain on Hospital Accident & Emergency departments.
Single parents can have their child or themselves attended to after hours without having to take the whole family out of the house.
Patients can wait in the comfort of their own home for a doctor to attend to them.
By keeping patients out of waiting rooms we help prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
We are a bulk bill service, so we can be used by everyone.