As rains hamper Queensland in the wake of Cyclone Debbie, House Call Doctors will continue to provide urgent medical care to when regular GP clinics are closed.
Residents are being urged to keep Emergency wards for emergencies only, and to phone House Call Doctor on 13 55 66 if they need urgent medical care overnight or throughout the wet weekend.
“Our team of experienced doctors will continue supporting families throughout Queensland when unexpected medical situations arise after-hours,” House Call Doctor’s Chief Operating Officer, Craig Glover, said today.
What areas does House Call Doctor Visit?
House Call Doctor will be servicing the following areas:
Brisbane, Ipswich, the Gold Coast, Toowoomba, the Sunshine Coast, Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Mackay, Gladstone, Bundaberg, Rockhampton,
Townsville and Cairns.
Phone lines open from 4.00 pm, and doctors are on the road from 6.00 pm every weeknight, from 12.00 noon on Saturdays and 24 hours on Sundays.
“Even in wet weather, our priority is keeping families safe and healthy,” Mr Glover said. “All House Call Doctors travel with a specially trained Chaperone, who can plan the safest route to each patient’s home.”
House Call Doctor works on a triage basis, meaning that requests to treat more vulnerable patients such as babies, children, and the elderly, are prioritised first.
As a mum with three young children it is nice to know that doctors would be available. Kids can get sick at any time and also have injury; my little girl just last month broke her wrist playing in the backyard. I would hate to think what we would do if we could not get to a doctor.
This service puts your mind at rest.
If your family need urgent medical care and your regular GP is closed, House Call Doctor can visit your home directly, which saves your family a trip to Emergency in non-life threatening situations.
Important Numbers and Websites:
For the latest weather updates affecting Queensland, visit the Bureau of Meteorology online.
In a medical emergency, always phone Triple 0 (000) and ask for Ambulance, Police, or Fire crews.
For help in severe weather events you can contact the State Emergency Service (SES) on 132 500.
Phone 13 55 66 to make an urgent after-hours appointment.
If you need a doctor and your regular doctor is closed or you cannot get there due to Cyclone Debbie, then please contact House Call Doctor and they can assist you.