Finding The Right Medical Treatment

13:00' 16-05-2018
Illness and medical issues affect everyone, but finding the right treatment can be hard if you are not familiar with the Australian health system. This could be the case if you are a newly arrived migrant or an overseas student.

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    General Practitioner (GP)

    In Australia, a doctor is most often called a General Practitioner (GP). GPs are qualified doctors who treat a wide range of general issues, such as colds and flu, minor injuries, sexual health etc.

    If you are feeling unwell, or have a general medical issue that is not an emergency, then you should first see a GP. The GP will refer you to a Specialist Doctor for further investigations or treatment for specific physical and mental conditions.

    You can choose any GP, including a male or female.

    If you are happy with a particular GP's service, you should see them regularly, as they will be familiar with your medical history.

    Choosing a Doctor

    The quickest way to find a doctor is to do an online search for your closest medical clinic. You can also read online reviews to help you make a decision.

    Students will generally have an Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) provider. The provider’s website should list the approved GPs closest to you. A GP with a direct billing relationship will forward costs directly to your OSHC provider, without the need to pay upfront.

    What to Bring to Your Appointment

    OSHC card

    photo ID such as student card or driver's licence

    a list of medications you are currently taking

    a list of vaccinations you have received in the past

    Emergency

    An emergency is any medical problem that could cause death or permanent injury if not treated quickly. You only need to go to a hospital if you require emergency medical help.

    If you can't get to a hospital because of your injury or condition, dial Triple Zero 000 for an ambulance.

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