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Australia launches free online health appointment service

06 July 2012

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1stAvailable, an Australian healthcare appointment booking service was recently launched, where patients can book an appointment with a doctor based on priority.

Sydneysiders now have free access to a new online healthcare appointment service with the launch today by 1stAvailable of its booking portal where users needing an urgent visit to their doctor, dentist or chiropractor or other health practitioner, can search for information on the first available appointment, including last-minute cancellations.
1stAvailable founder and CEO, Dr Rick Lau, says the online booking service, launched nationally in April this year, puts individuals in charge of their healthcare by using real-time self-service to overcome long waiting lists. “1stAvailable empowers patients to find the first available healthcare practitioner without wasting any time,” he said.

Lau says the portal is simple to use and patients can access it and search for appointments using their computer or mobile phone.

According to Lau, is the largest and most detailed healthcare appointment booking service in Australia and provides access to more than 1000 subscribing healthcare professionals nationally.
Lau says the portal was developed by health clinicians, working with IT executives involved in successful online portals such as,, ninemsn and     

Source : iTWire

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