5 April 2017

1800-call-a-doc GP trial to continue

The 1800-call-a-doc telehealth GP trial has continued beyond its original 31 March finish date due to its popularity.

The after-hours general practitioner (GP) service has been running since April last year in rural and remote areas in southern WA and will be extended until 30 June 2017.

1800-call-a-doc allows country residents and carers to use their phones and the internet to contact GPs for non-serious acute medical problems when their regular GP is not available.

The service has proven particularly useful at peak holiday times and for communities that do not have regular access to GP services.

It is available on 1800 225 523 or by visiting this webpage.

1800-call-a-doc is available to all people in the Midwest, Goldfields, Wheatbelt, Great Southern and South West.