HOUSE Call Doctor is proof the power of an integrated, multi-media campaign can turn a start-up into a multi-million dollar house hold name.
House Call Doctor has gone from a single car operation in Queensland to becoming the second largest home visiting doctor service in Australia, and the largest in Queensland, in just two years.
House Call Doctor sends doctors to treat people in their home and in aged care facilities after hours when regular GPs are closed.
A Deloitte Access Economics report shows the service, and other after-hours home visiting services, help keep Australians out of hospital emergency departments.
The report found that without access to after hours visits to homes and aged care facilities the cost to the healthcare system would be $724 million more over four years.
In the past three years House Call Doctor has helped save lives across Queensland often diagnosing patients with otherwise undiagnosed life-threatening conditions.
House Call Doctor operates in all major Queensland regional cities and towns from Cairns through to the Gold Coast and across the border to the Tweed.