Home Doctor Faq

  • When can a doctor come out?
  • Our doctors commence seeing patients from 6 pm to 8 am Monday to Friday and from midday Saturday to 8 am Monday. This means our doctors see patients all day on a Sunday. Our doctors also see patients all day on gazetted public holidays.
  • When can I call for a doctor to see me?
  • Our call centre commences taking calls from 6 pm Monday to Friday and from midday on a Saturday. The call centre staff will take calls all day on a Sunday and all day on gazetted public holidays.
  • How much will it cost?
  • Hello Home Doctor Service bulk-bills all patients registered with Medicare or Veterans Affairs (DVA) for home visits.
  • For telehealth bookings, bulk billed consultations apply if a patient meets COVID-19 criteria as set by the Department of Health.  Otherwise, a charge of $50.00 may apply.   This will be confirmed by the operator at the time of booking.
  • Alternatively, if not registered with Medicare but private health insurance (including international students with overseas student health cover – OSHC) is available with an accredited insurer, the payment will be processed directly via your healthcare provider. Accredited insurers include Allianz, Medibank, NIB, Bupa and AHM.
  • Otherwise, a payment of $200 will be incurred and payment is required via credit card at the time of booking. We do not accept cheques.
  • Should I call you in an emergency?
  • If you feel that your symptoms are life threatening (i.e. heart attack or stroke symptoms, asthma attacks, fits/seizures) or you have uncontrollable bleeding, then you should call 000 immediately or go to your nearest hospital.
  • How do I book?
  • To request a doctor to come out to your home you can call 134 100 after 6:00 pm Monday to Friday, from midday Saturday and all day Sunday and gazetted public holidays. One of our friendly call centre staff members will be ready to take your call.  Alternatively:-
    Book Online:  https://hellohomedoctor.com.au/book-online/
    Download the APP:  https://hellohomedoctor.com.au/download-app/

    Patient Support Services:  

    Translating and Interpreting Service for non-English speaking patients
    National Relay Service is able to assist people who are deaf, hard of hearing and/or have a speech impairment
  • How soon will a doctor come to my house?
  • As we are not an emergency service, our doctors aim to see patients within two-to-three hours from the time of your call. This is subject to the doctor’s patient list. In preparation for the doctor’s arrival, the Doctor’s chaperone will call you from a private number when they are on the way.
  • How will my regular doctor know I have been seen?
  •  Once a doctor from Hello Home Doctor Service has seen you they will compile a clinical report. Once completed, this clinical report will be sent to your regular General Practitioner for their records thereby ensuring continuity of care.
  • What can you do for me after-hours?
  • Our doctors are fully equipped to give you quality medical care in the comfort of your own home when your condition is urgent. We commonly see patients with colds and flu like symptoms, general illnesses, cuts and minor lacerations, respiratory conditions etc. We do not see patients for routine medical consultations such as repeat scripts and immunisations. For the safety of our doctors, we do not prescribe drugs of addiction. Our doctors carry both a supply of emergency and normally prescribed medicines. These can be administered when an initial dose of medication is necessary and a prescription provided (if appropriate) which can be filled at a pharmacy of your choosing.
  • Resources for Common Illnesses our Doctors treat
  • Colds and Flu
  • Ear Ache
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Heathdirect – Health Topics A-Z
  • Health Promotion
  • Antibiotic Resistance – the facts
  • Smoking
  • Nutrition
  • Alcohol
  • Physical Activity
  • Other Useful Resources
  • PalAssist – Palliative Care support and advice – 1800 772 273
  • NPS Medicinewise for Consumers
  • 13 Health – 13 43 25 84 – health advice for Queenslanders 24/7
  • Healthdirect – 1800 022 222
  • Healthdirect – Medicines Search
  • Healthdirect – Service Finder
  • Healthdirect – Symptom Checker
  • Australia Charter of Healthcare Rights
  • Multilingual Resources
  • Health Translations Directory
  • The Royal Children’s Hospital