FIND A GP IN YOUR AREA
We get it, it can be a bit daunting making an appointment with your local GP. Here's a quick few things to do when making your MANDATE:
- Let the receptionist know if you're a new patient. Depending on how busy the practice is you may need to wait a few days or more.
- Tell them the reasons for your visit. You can share your specific concerns, e.g. concerned about prostate cancer, depression, general health check-up. Depending on the medical issue the GP (General Practitioner) may rTefer you to a specialist.
- You will need to provide your medicare card number. For information about Medicare click here.
NOTE: you may need to pay for the appointment depending on whether the doctor bulk bills or not. For information about bulk billing click here.
- Take along any medical records and names of the medications you're taking. Ask if there is anything you need to bring to the visit.
It's not an emergency, but it could be serious...
Queensland Health now has a phone line 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) for all Queenslanders to help take the worry out of health concerns.
You can phone 24 hours a day 7 days a week for the cost of a local call.*
Qualified staff will give you advice on who to talk to and how quickly you should do it.
The advice is confidential, qualified and supportive. 13 HEALTH (Phone: 13 43 25 84) can ease your concerns.