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Free after-hours GP service to be trialled in country WA

14 December 2016

A free telephone and video after-hours GP service will be trialled in country WA to help with demand for doctors over the busy summer season.

Young woman on the phone

The trial will run until Friday 31 March 2017 and will complement regular local GP services, providing a service when your regular GP is unavailable.

The 1800-call-a-doc GP will inform your regular GP of your treatment ­– with your consent.

The service offers experienced Australian-based GPs who can provide advice, diagnosis, treatment and prescriptions for a range of conditions including:

  • fever
  • vomiting
  • dehydration
  • cold and flu
  • pain and infections.

1800-call-a-doc is a partnership between Telstra ReadyCare, the WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA), and the WA Country Health Service (WACHS). It is supported with funding from the Southern Inland Health Initiative through Royalties for Regions.

Call 1800-call-a-doc (1800 225 523) or visit the ReadyCare website (external site).