One question we get asked a lot is “When should I call an after-hours doctor?”
While it may seem logical – there are actually standards and rules that we as an after-hours service have to follow.
We can only take calls from
- 4pm on a week day with doctors arriving to begin appointments at 6pm. Before this, it will go to a voice mail advising we cannot take bookings.
- From 10am on a Saturday – again doctors arrive a little later with appointments beginning from midday through until the wee hours
- All day on a Sunday or public holiday – our doctors and care team are available to take calls and bookings.
- Bookings can be made online, however these are only processed after 4pm on a week day and 10am on a Saturday.
Our job is again to support the community with an after-hours service only. To ensure local GP clinics and practices have support for their patients when they can’t be there. And to reduce the strains on the emergency departments.
Dial A Home Doctor offers remarkable medical care when you need it most. If someone at home is sick after hours or on the weekend, just dial a home doctor on 139999.
Dial A Home Doctor is a free bulk billed after-hours Doctor service – We Come To You.
*Home Doctor Guaranteed within 90mins. If you book online Mon-Fri by 4:30pm, Sat & Sun by 10:30am. We reserve the right to take more time in case of giving priority to more serious conditioned patients as we always attempt to prioritise young children and the elderly.
The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition