GPs provide immediate short-term care and also complex long-term care.
Your GP is the best person to see for treatment of conditions and symptoms such as:
- colds and flu
- sore throat
- mental health.
Your GP can and will refer you to other services if necessary, but they can usually provide all that you need in their surgery.
GPs are very good at helping you understand your health over time. Having a long term relationship with your GP is good for your preventive, mental and physical health.
If you don’t have a GP you know and like, you can find one using find-a-health service.
After hours GP care
Many GP clinics offer extended opening hours in the evenings and on weekends. Check your GP’s opening hours, or search for an after hours clinic near you using find-a-heath service.
If you can’t see your regular GP you can contact CALMS, the Canberra Afterhours Locum Medical Service, to see one of their GPs.
CALMS clinics are open after hours on weekdays and weekends. A fee applies for consultations.
To make an appointment, call 1300 422 567 (1300 4 CALMS), or go to calms.net.au for more information including locations and operating hours.
National Home Doctor Service
The National Home Doctor Service provides after hours, bulk billed, doctor home visits and services most Canberra suburbs.
To request a visit, call 13 7425 (13 SICK), or go to homedoctor.com.au for more information.