Don’t be unprepared for an unexpected illness or injury that occurs when your regular GP is closed.
Have a plan in place for when a medical situation crops up and feel confident to access the right treatment, in the right place.
THINGS TO REMEMBER
Keep the contact details of your regular GP in your phone.
Keep your Medicare card with you and make sure it’s up to date
If you need to visit the hospital, take any current medication packaging with you
Have the phone number of a support person or emergency babysitter handy
Know your medical history, and keep any important documentation at a handy place in your home
Make an after-hours back up plan – many general practices now offer after-hours and weekend services. Save a few extra options in your phone. You can use the locator below to find after hours and home visiting doctors should your regular GP be closed