Medical issues can often occur after most GP surgeries have closed their doors. So where do you turn for help? If your surgery doesn’t offer after hours doctor appointments or your problem isn’t acute enough to attend the emergency department, Instant Consult can put you in touch with fully qualified doctors right up until midnight – every day of the year, including bank holidays. By registering with us, you will be able to access medical advice, prescriptions, referrals or a medical certificate for work (if deemed clinically appropriate) from our online doctors via a video consultation. Read More
Need to Speak to an After-Hours Doctor? Instant Consult Can Help
Our easy-to-access service enables you to speak to doctors that are Fellows of the RACGP and ACCRM – the highest qualification that a GP can obtain in Australia – so you can rest assured that you’re speaking to medical professionals. Whether you are using a PC, a laptop, smartphone or tablet, you’ll be connected with an after-hours Dr within 15 minutes, so you can have a face-to-face consult without having to leave your home. The service has been designed to supplement the traditional healthcare service and is especially helpful if you can’t physically access a health care facility or when your local surgery is closed.
Choose Australia’s Leading After Hours Doctor Service
Even if you are just looking to speak to a GP after hours, it’s useful to know that our service is available from six in the morning until midnight, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Since we started our service, we have helped over 50,0000 people to speak to a doctor and are now completing over 10,000 consultations a month. Our service is simple to use and will give you access to GPs that can help you with a range of medical services including:
- Issuing medical certificates
- Issuing repeat and compound online scripts Australia
- Specialist referrals
- Pathology and radiology requests
- General medical advice
Please note that our doctors can only issue certain kinds of medical certificates, for ‘fit to work’ Centrelink or a gym cancellation certificate you will need to visit a GP in person and that all certificates and prescriptions can only be issued if deemed clinically appropriate.
The Difficulties of Accessing a GP after Hours
Gaining access to a doctor can be extremely difficult outside of normal surgery hours, particularly if you live in a rural area where there are none close by. It can be almost impossible if you need a weekend GP because many surgeries are closed or, at best, provide minimal services.
Although your condition may not be serious enough to warrant a visit to your nearest Emergency Department or to telephone 000 for an emergency call-out, it can be serious to you. If you need urgent attention and can’t wait to book an appointment when your doctor’s surgery is open, you need a qualified weekend doctor.
Using our After Hours Weekend GP Service
The simple answer to the problem is to contact Instant Consult and use our after hours weekend doctor service. Not only do we provide a late-night service through the week, but we operate seven days a week so the service is available throughout the weekend when medical support is otherwise in short supply.
Since we know you often need urgent help when you contact us, we make the service as quick and efficient as it can possibly be. All you have to do is download our app to your smartphone (either Android or Apple) and apply for a consultation. We’ll provide a quick response with a video consultation where a qualified weekend doctor will assess your condition and determine the best course of action. This may be:
a prescription for medication, which can be sent to you electronically or by post, or to a pharmacy so you can collect the medication or have it sent directly to you.
- advice on how you can relieve or overcome the condition
- referral to a specialist if further tests or a particular treatment are necessary
- referral to an Emergency Department if urgent treatment is needed.
Fast Treatment By Doctors Available On The Weekend
Our aim is always to provide the best treatment possible in the quickest and most effective way. That’s true whatever time of day or night you contact us and even over the weekends.
Unlike many medical practices, our service doesn’t wind down on the weekend. That’s because we understand that people need treatment at all hours of the week and can’t wait for their GP surgery to open. So, if you want treatment or medical advice, get in touch any day of the week and we’ll sort out your problem quickly and without fuss.
How Does Our Out-of-Hours GP Service Work?
It is an unfortunate truth that medical problems and concerns do not follow clinic hours – so when you need help and advice from a GP home doctor service then Instant Consult can help.
Instant Consult have a panel of highly regarded and well-trained GPs who are all Fellows of the RAGCP and ACCRM – which is the highest qualification that a GP in Australia can obtain. That means that when you contact our out-of-hours GP service you are guaranteed to be connected to a doctor who can truly help.
Unlike a traditional after-hours GP clinic, there is no waiting area. In fact, there is not much waiting at all, as we connect every patient with a GP within 15 minutes. You do not have to travel to get this service, as all you need is an internet connection and either a computer with a webcam, or a smartphone to get the medical help you need.
I live remotely can i use an after hours GP service?
Instant Consult offers GP access afterhoursa cross Australia – there are no special prerequisites, just simple and straightforward healthcare. If you are searching for “doctors open now” between the hours of 6am and midnight, then Instant Consult are available. We might not quite have enough coverage to be considered a 24-hour medical clinic, but we are definitely close enough!
How Much Does It Cost?
Here at Instant Consult, we can offer bulkbilling for eligible patients, but our costs as a private healthcare provider are designed to be affordable.
With consultations starting at just $35, we cost less than any private practice for a simple consultation, and we operate a billing system based on the amount of time that your consultation takes. This can range from a brief consultation at $35, with anything longer than 40 minutes considered a prolonged consultation (priced at $105). Your nominated card will be automatically billed for the consultation at conclusion, so there is no concern about lingering bills. No matter when you need a GP open now, Instant Consult are on hand to provide all the medical help you need.
Access an After-Hours GP Easily with Instant Consult
To access an Instant Consult after hours doctor, you must be over 17 years of age and reside in Australia. We can also provide consultations for patients under 17 years of age, but a parent or guardian must give permission and be present throughout the consult.
You will need to have access to the internet and either a PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone with video and microphone capabilities. If you are using a PC, laptop, or Android tablet, access through Google Chrome at the following URL patient.instantconsult.com.au or, if you are a smartphone or iPad user, download the appropriate Instant Consult app to book a doctor online.
To get started, you just need to create an account with us – every patient needs a separate account, even if they are under 17 years old – and link a debit or credit card so that you can pay for your consultation. Your account will include an ‘Inbox’ where you will be able to access any medical documentation that we issue as a result of your consultation.
Once you’ve created your account, simply ‘Request a Consultation’ and you’ll be connected to one of our after-hours doctors within 15 minutes. It really is that simple.
Consultations are timed and billed automatically, with the fee deducted from your nominated debit or credit card once the consult is over, plus bulk billing is available for eligible patients who have a valid Medicare card. Read Less
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Your platform to access fully qualified Doctors for an online health consultation…instantly
Instant access to an after hours clinic with a full range of medical services
With Instant Consult, you get immediate access to a broad range of after hours GP services.
Are you calling in sick and need to provide your employer with a medical certificate? One of our online practitioners can send a digital certificate straight to your app’s inbox. You don’t even need to leave your bed!
Whether you are in need of a new prescription or need to repeat an ongoing one, we have an after hours GP who can get your prescription sorted for you promptly!
Does your medical condition require the attention of a specialist? Easily chat online with one of our practitioners and ask them to send a referral directly to your app’s inbox!
Whether you’re checking for STDs/STIs after a big night out or simply need a blood cell count, you can get a pathology request from any of our after hours doctors. You can then take the request to any pathology centre in Australia.
No matter if you need a CAT scan, mammogram, MRI or some other form of diagnostic imaging, our online practitioners can send a request directly to your inbox that you can take to the provider of your choice.
Convenient and effective online consults with an after hours GP
Talk to a real doctor day and night, from wherever you are!
At Instant Consult, we are no ordinary after hours clinic:
- We are open day and night, even after hours; 7 days a week
- We offer immediate service, all of our practitioners endeavour to respond to your call ASAP
- Fully licensed and registered Australian practitioners
- We use 256 bit SSL certificates, so you can rest assured your information is always secure
- Entirely paperless service with 100% online correspondence
- Easily rate the quality of your consult when you’re finished
We have strived to provide the most comprehensive, no-nonsense day and night medical consultation service in Australia. We believe that you shouldn’t have to jump through all of the bureaucratic hoops of the healthcare system just to get a medical certificate or an updated prescription.
With modern video call technology, an online practitioner can diagnose a wide range of issues just by looking at you and listening to your symptoms. If you don’t need to be physically present, then there’s no point waiting in a queue of other sick people just to be told the obvious.
With Instant Consult you don’t even need to leave your bed to get in touch with a fully registered Australian practitioner. We believe the way people are engaging with health services is changing and Instant Consult is excited to be a part of this shifting paradigm.
The power to talk to a day and night doctor at your fingertips
With the FREE Instant Consult smartphone app you can instantly chat to one of our registered practitioners no matter where you are!
Simply download our FREE phone app from either Apple or Android storefronts and register your account in a few easy steps. Before you know it you’ll have access to our full range of consult options so that you can get the medical service you need.