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After Hours House Calls to your home - Local Residents Bulk Billed - Servicing Upper Coomera to Banora

Providing after hours primary medical care for patients in the Gold Coast region, Queensland, Australia at our two convenient locations or direct to your home.

About Us

Chevron After Hours Medical Service (est 1981)

The Medical Director for Chevron After Hours is Dr Laurence Kelly. Dr Kelly graduated from the University of Queensland in 1977. He worked at the Gold Coast hospital for four years and established Chevron After Hours Medical Service in December 1981. He has been involved as a GP representative with various groups including the Quality in General Practice group and is currently a member of the recently formed ‘After Hours Doctors Chapter’ of the RACGP. He was also responsible from 1984 till 1998 for organising and participate in the continuous resident medical cover of Allamanda Private Hospital (a then 214 bed private hospital, including ICU/ CCU), and 9 years as Medical Director of its 24/7 GP accident and emergency department. He also organised resident medical cover at Palm Beach Currumbin Hospital (72 beds) for 7 years between 1990 and 1997.

The service was initially approved by the AMA after meeting the ‘Rules of Accreditation’ guidelines and it has operated since without any interruption of service. In 1992, the service was a founding member of the National Association of Medical Deputising Services and its group undertook a process of self accreditation that year. In 2002, the service was accredited by Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL). The services were reaccredited in 2005, 2008 and again in June 2011.

90%-95% of patients are seen in dedicated after hours clinics and the balance are home visits. The service currently operates two after hours only clinics at 125 Nerang St, Southport and 20-24 Palm Beach Ave, Palm Beach. The primary aim is to provide after hours GP services nights, weekends and public holidays, every day of the year (on average 118 hours per week).

This after hours service in conjunction with your local General Practitioner offers continuous and reliable access to medical services for all patients of the Gold Coast and northern New South Wales, at all times of the day and night. This service is also a valuable tool in relieving the pressures on our already over burdened Public Hospital Emergency Departments.

Enquiries

All enquiries from anywhere in the Gold Coast region can be made by telephoning 07 5532 8666 at any hour.