Residents of Three Springs, Carnamah and Coorow will now be able to 1800 Call A Doc for their primary health care needs.
This 24/7 service will enable local residents to make a doctors’ appointment with an experienced, Australia-based HealthNow Doctor.
Call A Doc is a free telehealth service that provides diagnosis, prescriptions, referrals, care and treatment for a wide range of conditions where you would usually visit your regular doctor. The HealthNow Doctor can also prescribe certain medications and provide specialist referrals where appropriate.
While the Shires recruit a new GP for the area, the Call A Doc service has been activated to provide health care to local residents. This service will initially run from Friday 10 April to Monday 8 June 2020, and residents are encouraged to make use of this health service while a permanent GP is recruited.
Call A Doc is a HealthNow service made possible by Telstra Health. Telstra Health was formed in 2013 with the belief that technology can create a better connected healthcare system and make healthcare easier for patients and providers, especially for rural Australians. In July 2014 they launched HealthNow, Australia’s first purpose built telemedicine centre, hiring experienced Australian-based doctors to make personalised care more accessible, at lower cost, to deliver better health outcomes.
With the support of WA Department of Health, WA Primary Health Alliance and WA Country Health Service, Call A Doc provides essential after hours and 24/7 health care to WA’s Great Southern, Wheatbelt, South West, Midwest and Goldfields regions.
More information regarding the Call A Doc service is available at www.1800calladoc.com.au.