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Your health matters - see your GP

03 Jul 2020

Regular healthcare needs don’t stop during a pandemic. But some general practices in Western Australia are reporting a drop in patient numbers, believed to be related to COVID-19 fears.

The See Your GP campaign reminds consumers of the importance of regular medical appointments and reassure them of the availability of safe, essential health care.

It emphasises that it’s more important than ever for Western Australians to stay healthy and get the treatment, prescriptions and screening they need.

General practice is open and safe to visit in person, and while some things might look a little different on arrival, these are designed to keep everyone safe and well.

For those who would rather have an appointment by phone or video call this can be done thanks to the expansion of telehealth.

If a prescription is needed, the GP can send a digital image of the prescription to the patient’s preferred pharmacy, to authorise dispensing.

For all of us, but particularly those with chronic conditions, it’s risky to ignore our health.

GPs and the wider medical community are also worried that critical health conditions may go undiagnosed and untreated, resulting in life-threatening complications for some people.

The campaign also focuses on the importance of having chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and asthma regularly monitored, and not missing out on immunisations and regular health checks like those required during pregnancy.

So don’t put off getting a check on your health, or the health of those you care for.

Your health matters, so #SeeYourGP.

The campaign is supported by social media posts, videos and a flyer, all available to download to share on your channels.

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