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What is a home visit doctor?
A home visit doctor, also known as a house call doctor, is a medical professional who provides medical care to patients in their homes. This can be especially helpful for patients who cannot leave their homes due to illness or disability or who live in remote or underserved areas.
Home visit doctors can provide various services, including diagnostic testing, treatment, and referrals to other healthcare providers. Some home-visit doctors are general practitioners, while others are specialists in a particular area of medicine. The specific services provided by a home visit doctor will depend on their training and expertise.
What conditions can a home visit doctor can me help with?
Some common conditions that home visit doctors can help with include:
Acute illnesses, such as the flu or pneumonia
Chronic conditions, such as diabetes or heart disease
Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety
Injuries such as sprains or fractures
Pregnancy and childbirth
Recovery from surgery or other medical procedures
Home visit doctors can provide a range of services to help patients with these and other conditions, including diagnostic testing, treatment, and referrals to other healthcare providers. The specific services provided by a home visit doctor will vary depending on their training and expertise. It is always best to discuss your particular needs with a home visit doctor to determine the best course of treatment.
Does Medicare cover home visit doctors?
It depends on the specific type of home visit doctor service and the individual circumstances of the patient. In general, Medicare, the national health insurance program in Australia, covers a range of home-based healthcare services, including visits from medical practitioners, nurses, and other allied health professionals. However, not all types of home visit doctor services are eligible for Medicare benefits, and patients may be responsible for paying some or all of the costs out of pocket.
It is always best to check with Medicare and your healthcare provider to determine whether your home visit doctor service is covered.
What is a deputising service?
A deputising service is a medical service that provides after-hours care for patients who cannot see their regular doctor. These services may be provided by general practitioners, nurses, or other healthcare providers who can see patients outside of regular business hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
Deputising services may be available in dedicated after-hours clinics, or healthcare providers may be on-call to provide care at other times. These services may offer a range of medical treatments and services, including routine, urgent, and emergency care. Patients may be required to pay out-of-pocket costs for the services provided by a deputising service, depending on their circumstances and the specific service they receive.
Can Zable help me get a referral for a Home Visit Doctor?
Absolutely, connect with one of our virtual GPs instantly and get a referral for a Home Visit Doctor if the general practitioner deems it appropriate.
Are there Home Visit Doctors that offer telehealth consultations?
Zable lets you filter your search results to show Home Visit Doctors who offer telehealth appointments - they will have a clear indicator on their profile.
Can I find a Home Visit Doctor that speaks my language?
You can filter the search results by several languages, allowing you to connect with a Home Visit Doctor who can speak your language.
What is Zable?
Zable is a platform designed with a clear mission to make healthcare simpler, faster and more accessible for all Australians.
Zable Find Care aims to reduce the time it takes to find and book a specialist by providing you with more information. Suppose you're looking for a Home Visit Doctor; Zable Find Care will allow you to sort and filter the results based on these five key factors.
Price: Don't be left in the dark - see the cost of an initial consultation, procedure or surgery and out-of-pocket expenses.
Availability: Don't wait months to see a doctor - see which specialists have availabilities soon.
Location: Find a practitioner close to home - sort by location to find a specialist that suits you.
Expertise: Know that you are in good hands - see which specialists have performed specific procedures or surgeries by volume.
Benefits: Make the most of your private health insurance - see which specialists participate in no gap arrangements for your insurance policy.
Zable Find Care helps you navigate your healthcare journey and empowers you to make well-informed decisions.
How do I find a female Home Visit Doctor?
When you search for Home Visit Doctors on Zable, you can filter your results by gender and other important criteria. That way, you'll only see Home Visit Doctors who match your preferences.
Can I make a same-day appointment with a Home Visit Doctor?
Typically, patients who use Zable can search for a Home Visit Doctor, book an appointment, and see the Home Visit Doctor within 24 hours. Same-day appointments are sometimes available; you can search for real-time availability of Home Visit Doctors and make an appointment online.
How can I find a Home Visit Doctor who accepts my health insurance?
Zable lets you search specifically for a Home Visit Doctor who accepts your health insurance. Choose your provider from the insurance filter at the top of the booking page.
How do I book a consultation online with a Home Visit Doctor?
Zable is a free online service that helps patients find Home Visit Doctors and book appointments instantly. You can refine your search by no gap, location and experience. Based on that information, you'll see a list of providers who meet your search criteria and available appointments.
Does Zable have Home Visit Doctors who see patients after hours?
On Zable, you can search specifically for Home Visit Doctors with availability after hours. Each Home Visit Doctor controls their hours, so times may change according to their schedule.
How do I find a Home Visit Doctor who sees patients in the morning or evening?
Zable lets you search specifically for a Home Visit Doctor with appointments available before or after hours. Just filter the results at the top of the booking page.
Does Zable have Home Visit Doctors that see patients on the weekend?
Zable lets you see real-time availability for Home Visit Doctors. Many Home Visit Doctors offer appointments on Saturdays and Sundays.
How do I find a Home Visit Doctor near me?
Use Zable Find Care to find and book a Home Visit Doctor near you.
This content is general in nature and is for informational purposes only - it does not constitute medical advice. Content on Zable is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Read more from our Content Disclaimer
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