Free after hours GP service to continue in country WA

31 March 2017

Due to its popularity, the free telephone and video after-hours GP service, 1800-call-a-doc, will continue beyond its original 31 March finish date.

Aboriginal girl looking at her mobile phone

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

The trial 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 which do not have regular access to GP services.

It is available to all people in the Midwest, Goldfields, Wheatbelt, Great Southern and South West.

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