Want a fast, efficient way to find a doctor, dentist or other health care specialist near you and make an appointment?
Are you perhaps new to the area and don't know what is available? Do you need to find your nearest bulk-billing doctor? Maybe it's afterhours or you are sick of waiting in a phone queue?
The Health Engine App is a clever, practical, easy-to-use app you can access 24/7.
It is able to find all the GPs, dentists, physiotherapists, chiropractors, psychologists, audiologists, podiatrists, counsellors, skin check clinics or optometrists in your area (or another location) and when the next available appointments are. Over 11000 practitioners are registered with Health Engine Australia-wide.
You can view the addresses, phone numbers, descriptions, staff, photos, opening hours, maps and reviews about your chosen provider.
You can also star your favourites so that next time you are taken to their appointments immediately.
Then you go through a simple process of filling in your details (which are saved for next time) and choose your appointment.
If there are multiple doctors at your surgery the app will tell you which staff member you will be seeing. It will also tell you if you will be bulk billed or how much you will need to pay; and allow you to choose which family member is having the appointment, if you use the app for more than one person. Your booking is instantly confirmed, 24/7.
Health Engine will also ask you if you want to add your appointment to your Google calendar so that you can be reminded when you need to be there.
The app can link you to Google maps to give you directions, and can add the practitioner to your address book.
Under the "My Bookings" feature, you can quickly see what upcoming appointments you have and when past appointments were, and you can cancel your appointment at the touch of a button.
Some practitioners even allow you to check in for your appointment through the app when you arrive on site!•