Sick adults

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