EMPHN funding free access to after-hours care through My Emergency Dr app

Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (EMPHN) is funding free access to after-hours medical care through the My Emergency Dr app for people living in Melbourne’s east and north east in a bid to help reduce unnecessary presentations to EDs.

The app lets patients phone or do a video call with emergency specialists who can order diagnostic tests, write prescriptions, refer patients to other specialists or recommend they attend an ED if needed.

Posted in Australian eHealth

Tags: PHNs, My Emergency Dr

Comments  

0 # Oliver Frank 2018-07-14 09:05
Can Victorians not access healthdirect on 1800 022 222? What happens if they call that number?
I am a bit baffled about why a Primary Health Network would direct parents of children with a runny nose or indeed anybody else with a GP type problem to talk to emergency physicians, rather than to an after hours GP telehealth service of some kind.
I have asked the East Melbourne PHN to explain why it has done this.

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