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Re-starting Outreach Visits to Rural Doctors

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As a rural doctor the ability to find yourself a GP and look after your own health can be difficult. Geographical isolation is a major barrier preventing access to independent medical care, as well finding an independent GP nearby. In addition to this the challenges associated with managing a rural practice during COVID-19, and in some rural areas the continuing recovery from the bushfires.

Doctors’ Health SA has long recognised this access issue and two years ago commenced offering a telemedicine followed by the launch of Outreach GP visits to rural and remote doctors. We are pleased to re-start this service with our own Doctors’ Health SA GPs travelling to rural regions to provide comprehensive health check-ups.

Every doctor who connected with the service found it invaluable.

It was the one appointment where I had all of my missing GP care put back to my life feedback from rural doctor-patient.

Appointments can be up to 2 hours long creating the opportunity to confidentially discuss any concerns you may have in a private setting. If the you are a member of MIGA, this check-up is eligible to claim Risk Management Points as well, more information via their website https://www.miga.com.au/education/doctors-health/doctors-health-assessment.

Doctors’ Health SA is happy to travel where the rural doctor is based and wishes to have comprehensive health check.

We are seeking expressions of interest initially to then confirm dates and logistics.

Please advise Doctors’ Health SA, Program Manager, Kiara Cannizzaro of your interest via email kiara.cannizzaro@doctorshealthsa.com.au or phone Doctors’ Health SA on 08 8232 1250.

For further information contact Dr Roger Sexton, Medical Director 0408 089 423 or view this webpage.

This service has been made possible with the support of funding from Rural Doctors Workforce Agency.