Get reliable medical advice from an after-hours doctor in Gold Coast without leaving your home! From medical consultations to prescription refills, Instant Consult’s team of fully qualified Australian GPs are available from 6 AM to midnight AEST every day, even on public holidays.
The Gold Standard for After-Hours Doctor Services in Gold Coast
Ever found yourself needing an after-hours doctor in the Gold Coast and not sure where to turn? We get it. Life’s unexpected health concerns don’t always fit into regular GP hours. Whether it’s a sudden fever in the middle of the night or a nagging cough that just won’t quit on a public holiday, getting timely medical attention shouldn’t be a hassle.
That’s where Instant Consult steps in. We’re setting the gold standard in telehealthcare with AHPRA-accredited doctors available from 6 AM to midnight AEST, seven days a week, even on public holidays. From general medical consultations to online prescriptions, doctor’s referrals, and medical certificates, our team of fully qualified general practitioners is committed to helping you get the care you need whenever you need it.
The best part? You can access our telehealth services wherever you are in Australia! Whether you’re in the Gold Coast Region or anywhere in Queensland, connecting with a fully qualified doctor is just a few clicks away! No need to get stuck in waiting rooms or spend hours driving to your regular GP clinic or medical centre. You can consult with an Australian GP right from the comfort of your home!
So, next time you’re in a pinch, remember that quality healthcare is just a click away with Instant Consult.
How to Connect with a Gold Coast After-Hours Doctor
- Sign up for an Account: Download the Instant Consult app and sign up for an account.
- Book Online Consultation: Click on “Request a Consult” and follow the prompts. The first available doctor will connect with you in 15 minutes.
- Talk to Your Doctor: Tell your doctor about your concerns, symptoms, medical history, and any information they might need to assess your medical needs.
- Receive Advice and Care: After your consultation, your doctor will provide medical advice based on the information you provided. All certificates and prescriptions, if any, will be sent to your Instant Consult inbox and will stay there until you opt to delete them.
When to Opt for After-Hours GP and When to Rush to the ER
While our after-hours doctors are fully qualified and provide a wide range of medical services, not all conditions can be addressed through online consultations. There are certain cases and scenarios where a visit to the emergency department is necessary.
In a nutshell, online GP services should only be considered for conditions that require urgent medical care but are not life-threatening. However, in cases of severe or life-threatening conditions, the emergency department is the safest choice.
Here’s when to choose an after-hours GP and when to rush to the ER:
When to Opt for an After-Hours GP:
- Non-Life-Threatening Conditions: For issues like mild infections, flu symptoms, or minor injuries, our after-hours GP can provide the necessary medical attention.
- Prescriptions and Referrals: Need a prescription refill or a specialist referral after hours? Our AHPRA-accredited doctors can handle these efficiently.
- Medical Certificates: If you require a medical certificate for work or school, our after-hours doctor can assist you without the need for an ER visit.
When to Rush to the ER
- Life-Threatening Conditions: For severe chest pain, difficulty breathing, or major injuries, head straight to the emergency department.
- Severe Allergic Reactions: If you experience symptoms of a severe allergic reaction, such as swelling or difficulty breathing, immediate ER care is necessary.
- Intense Abdominal Pain: Sudden, severe abdominal pain, especially if accompanied by other symptoms like fever, requires urgent medical care in an ER.
- Uncontrolled Bleeding: If you’re experiencing heavy bleeding that doesn’t stop with basic first aid, it’s essential to seek emergency care immediately.
Instant access to chat with a doctor with a comprehensive range of services
With Instant Consult, you can chat with a doctor and get help for a wide range of medical requests, all from the comfort of your home!
Are you too ill to come into work and need to give your boss a medical certificate? With Instant Consult you can chat with a doctor and get a medical certificate sent directly to your app’s inbox, all without getting out of bed!
If you need a new prescription or need to update an ongoing one then you can use our app to instantly chat to a doctor who can prepare your prescription promptly!
If you have a medical condition that needs treatment from a specialist, one of our GP’s can send a digital referral straight to your app’s inbox.
If you need a blood cell count or to check for STDs/STIs or need any other kind of bloodwork you can easily get a pathology request sent to your inbox by any of our fully licensed online GPs. You can then take the request to the clinic of your choice.
If you require any special kind of diagnostic imaging such as a CAT scan or an MRI you can get a request from one of our online GPs which you can then take to your preferred provider.
Why Instant Consult is Gold Coast’s Go-to for After Hours Care
- Accessible Anywhere: Access medical services from the comfort of your home, a boon for those living in remote areas or with mobility issues.
- Extended Hours: Available from 6 AM to midnight, our service caters to your needs, even on public holidays and weekends.
- Wide Range of Services: From general health inquiries to specific medical services like prescriptions and referrals, our doctors provide a wide range of services to address your needs.
- AHPRA-Accredited GPs: Our general practice doctors are not only fully qualified but also hold the highest accreditation in Australia, ensuring top-notch medical care.
- Bulk-Billing: If you have a valid Medicare card, our consults are bulk-billed for patients up to 12 months of age.
- Australian-Owned: As a proudly Australian service, we understand the unique healthcare needs of the Gold Coast community.
What Can You Get With Our After-Hours Doctor Consultations?
Our team of fully qualified Australian doctors provide a comprehensive range of healthcare services you can access anywhere, anytime, even after hours and on public holidays:
- General Medical Consultations: Discuss any health concerns with qualified GPs from 6 AM to midnight, including public holidays, ensuring you get medical attention when you need it most.
- Online Prescriptions: Whether it’s a new prescription or a refill, get your prescriptions filled online and save a trip to the medical centre.
- Specialist Referral: From dietitians to skin cancer doctors or women’s health specialists, our GPs can provide referrals to the appropriate healthcare professionals so you can get the targeted care you need.
- Pathology Requests: Don’t wait for your regular GP to become available. Request blood tests and other pathology exams online to fast-track your diagnosis and treatment.
- X-Ray Requests: Get your radiology and imaging requests whether it’s weeknight, weekends or public holidays. No need to queue up in waiting rooms or drive for hours.
- Medical Certificate: Avoid the hassle of an in-person visit. Obtain medical certificates for work or school whenever and wherever you are.
Community of Doctors
Australian registered, fully qualified, insured and experienced Doctors right at your fingertips ready for an instant online consult
Frequently Asked Questions
A home doctor service involves an on-call house call doctor doing home visits for physical consultations. In contrast, Instant Consult’s after-hours doctor services provide medical care via online video consultations.
House call doctors are ideal for conditions that require physical consultation. While Instant Consult services allow you to connect with fully qualified doctors from the comfort of your home or wherever you are in Australia. This is particularly convenient for quick consultations, prescription refills, or when mobility or time constraints make it difficult to receive a home visit.
Absolutely! We cater to everyone, regardless of whether you have a regular GP or not. Our after-hours medical services are designed not only to provide care when your regular GP might not be available. It’s also ideal if it’s your first time to consult with a medical professional.
After signing up to our platform and requesting a consult, the first available Instant Consult doctor will connect with you within 15 minutes or less. However, the exact waiting time can vary depending on the demand and availability of doctors at the time of your request.