If you or someone you know are experiencing unexpected symptoms or are feeling acutely unwell, it can be difficult to know who to call. This service is specifically for the after hours* period or for some people, like the elderly or those with pre-existing conditions, times when you might normally attend an Emergency Department but may not be able to in the current environment.
My Emergency Doctor is not a replacement for your GP or the ambulance service. If a patient is experiencing a time-critical emergency and/or is unconscious, has chest pain, difficulty breathing, uncontrolled bleeding or has been in a major accident, please dial 000 immediately.
Consultations are funded through the PHN program and is available at no cost in the after hours* period for eligible residents of Eastern and North Eastern Melbourne until the end of June 2023. Availability of free consultations are limited each day. Calls received outside the available consultations, will be subject to charges.
*After Hours is defined as Monday - Saturday: 7pm – 8am, Sunday and Public Holidays: 24hrs. Calls received outside of these times are subject to charges.
If you live within Eastern or North Eastern Melbourne, a consultation with My Emergency Doctor may be appropriate if you or the patient experience any of the following conditions for immediate care:
- Abdominal Pain
- Flu/Sore throat
- Allergic reactions/rashes/bites and stings
- Diarrhoea and Vomiting
- Sports injuries/Acute Injury/Work injuries
- Head Injury/Concussion
- Back pain
- Urinary Tract Infections