Information for childcare centres

13SICK, National Home Doctor Service is Australia’s largest network of after hours, home visiting doctors. Last year our Doctors visited over 1,000,000 patients in their homes.

Our team of around 800 Doctors provide urgent medical care after hours to patients at home on weeknights, weekends and public holidays, 365 days a year. We are there when someone needs to see a doctor urgently, but their GP is closed. 

As many parents know, acute episodic illnesses (such as gastro, middle ear infections, croup etc.) can often occur in the after hours. Children with illnesses such as these need to see a doctor for urgent medical care, but if the family GP is closed, what do they do? That's when 13SICK, National Home Doctor Service can help. Our Doctors carry starter packs of many common medications, so in many cases, treatment can start immediately.

Following every home visit, a report is sent to the patient's GP the following day, so they are kept in the loop. National Home Doctor Service bulk bills all patients with a Medicare or Gold DVA card, so the home visit won't cost you anything. 

National Home Doctor Service Doctors are on the road from 6pm weeknights, 12 noon Saturdays, all day Sunday and public holidays. Simply call 13SICK (that's 13 7425) to request a bulk billed, after hours, doctor home visit.  

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