house call

noun

Definition of house call

: a visit (as by a doctor or a repair person) to a home to provide a requested service

Examples of house call in a Sentence

Does your doctor make house calls?
Recent Examples on the Web And this might be the true magic of the virtual house call. Marion Renault, The Atlantic, "Telemedicine Has Resurrected the House Call," 6 Aug. 2020 Workers made house calls for elderly and disabled people, roamed streets and construction sites to find migrant workers, and set up testing tents in residential compounds. Naomi Xu Elegant, Fortune, "How Wuhan tested 6.5 million people for coronavirus in 10 days," 27 May 2020 Agence France-Presse — Getty Images In Wuhan, medical workers armed with coronavirus test swabs scoured construction sites and markets to look for itinerant workers while others made house calls to reach older residents and people with disabilities. New York Times, "Here’s How Wuhan Tested 6.5 Million for Coronavirus in Days," 26 May 2020 In Wuhan, medical workers armed with coronavirus test swabs scoured construction sites and markets to look for itinerant workers while others made house calls to reach older residents and people with disabilities. BostonGlobe.com, "Wuhan tested 6.5 million for coronavirus in days," 26 May 2020 Funeral directors making house calls have to treat each new death as a potential case of COVID-19. Jonathan Blitzer, The New Yorker, "The Body Collectors of the Coronavirus Pandemic," 22 Apr. 2020 Telemedicine surges Once an underused technology, telemedicine – a house call without leaving your house – has boomed through the pandemic. Anne Saker, Cincinnati.com, "What you should know as Cincinnati health care shakes off the halt to nonessential care," 28 May 2020 Some stylists were shifting to house calls before covid-19 hit. The Economist, "Things get hairy The global grooming industry gets cut down to size," 28 May 2020 Founded in 2016, UrgentCare2Go is a medical service that provides house calls around Dallas. Obed Manuel, Dallas News, "How to get COVID-19 test if you live in Dallas, lack transportation; city program off to slow start," 20 May 2020

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First Known Use of house call

1899, in the meaning defined above

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13 Aug 2020

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“House call.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/house%20call. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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house call

noun

English Language Learners Definition of house call

chiefly US : a visit by a doctor to someone's house

house call

noun
\ ˈhau̇s-ˌkȯl How to pronounce house call (audio) \

Medical Definition of house call

: a visit (as by a doctor) to a home to provide medical care

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