MEDVISIT home visiting doctor service operates on the following schedule,
Monday – Friday : 6:00pm to 8:00 am (the following morning)
Saturday : 12:00pm to Midnight
Sunday & Public Holidays : 24 hours
MEDVISIT call centre starts taking patient bookings at 4:00pm on weekdays, 10:00am on Saturdays, and 24 hours on Sundays and Public holidays.
We offer home visits by our Doctors for medical conditions requiring attention when your own GP is not available. Once a locum Doctor has visited you, we will send the treatment notes and relevant information to your GP for follow up and ongoing medical attention.
Please have your Medicare card handy when you call us. Our friendly operator will book your call and assign to a Doctor working in/around your area. Before visiting your home, a Locum Doctor will call you for a phone triage, and will provide any instructions that are necessary depending on your medical condition. You will also be advised about the approximate time when the Locum Doctor will be able to visit you.
Please note that we prioritise patients depending on their medical condition, the area our Locum Doctor is working in and certain other factors. If at any time you feel your condition has deteriorated, please call our call centre again so that we can advise you of appropriate action to take.
MEDVISIT Doctors carry a supply of emergency medicines with them and will be able to administer these when medically necessary. They also carry majority of normally prescribed medicines and will administer starting doses so that the patient can fill in the prescription the following morning.
If there is any unforeseen delay, our call centre operators will call you and inform you of the delay.
Medvisit Home GP Service provides service on behalf of MedVisit Adelaide which is the trading name of the same parent company MedVisit Pty Ltd.
There are NO OUT OF POCKET expenses as this service is 100% Bulk Billed for patients having a valid Medicare / Veteran’s Affairs card. You will also need to present your Medicare / Veteran’s Affairs card to the visiting Doctor.
All other patients who DO NOT hold a Medicare / Veteran’s Affairs card will be required to pay a home visit fee of $ 180.00 before 11:00 pm and A$ 200.00 after 11:00 pm by EFTPOS / Credit Card at the completion of the consult.
Doctors working for MEDVISIT are registered with Australian Health Practitioners Regulatory Agency (AHPRA), and go through regular training and professional development activities. Their placement is assessed and approved by Department of Health and Ageing before they are able to start working for our service.
Our team of Doctors is supervised by Medical Directors for quality control ensuring best patient outcome. They also carry regular clinical audits & provide ongoing clinical governance. Medical Directors at MEDVISIT supervise the placement and daily clinical encounter of our Doctors with patients and are always available for any expert advice.
MEDVISIT complies with Commonwealth Privacy Act (1988) and Privacy Amendment 2000 (Private Sector), being an organization by the Act that collects and stores personal information.