Radio Doctor service originated in the Illawarra 1974 after a meeting of six local GPs who were concerned about providing quality after hours care for their patients. The service has grown to include over 280 doctors and now provides after hours health care for patients every night of the year from the Seacliff Bridge (starting at Scarborough) in the north to Shell Cove in the south.
Apart from excellent after hours medical care, RDI also bulk bills patients who have a Medicare or Veterans Affairs card. All calls are taken by our professional call centre which specialises in after hours visits.
We are a not-for-profit co-operative owned by the members, who are local GPs in Wollongong and Shellharbour areas.
We are accredited by Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL), which means we meet rigorous national standards for health care quality and safety.
Radio Doctor Illawarra is also recognised as an Accredited Medical Deputising Service and has full membership of the National Association for Medical Deputising Services.
We take pride in our provision of after hours health care in the Illawarra however we don’t act as an emergency service or treat cuts or wounds or provide S8 drugs.