Know your treatment options
When you’re unwell, there are a range of different care options available in Tasmania. Choosing the most appropriate service for your needs can help you get the right care sooner and help busy services.
Your General Practitioner (GP) is usually the first person you will speak to about a health issue. They:
- Can treat a whole range of illnesses, provide health screening and give advice to people of all ages.
- Can refer you to another medical specialist or an allied health professional if they decide you need specialised care.
- Can co-ordinate your care if you have multiple health needs.
- Get to know you and your family over time and can provide care that’s right for you.
They can do this by having an appointment with you and determining the best treatment options for you.
If you’re not sure what to do, you can call HealthDirect on 1800 022 222 to speak to a Registered Nurse for advice about whether a GP appointment is the right option for you.
Learn about the role of a General Practitioner (GP) on the Healthdirect website.
Find more about the other treatment options available in Tasmania:
If you or someone else are experiencing a serious and life-threatening injury or illness, call triple zero (000) immediately or go to the nearest Emergency Department.