Emergency Care – choosing the right care

🌡️ Seasonal illnesses are taking hold across our community.

If you have a medical emergency, a hospital Emergency Department (ED) is the best place to be. However, for urgent, but non-life-threatening situations, there are other options available:

💻 Victorian Virtual Emergency Department (VVED): 24/7 care available online. https://www.vved.org.au/

📞 Nurse-on-call 1300 60 60 24: A 24/7 phone service providing immediate, expert health advice from a registered nurse.

🏠 National Home Doctor Service: After hours doctors, bulk billed home visits, and telehealth services. https://13sick.com.au/

💊 Self-care: Talk to your pharmacist for medications, cold and fever remedies.

🩺 Practitioner care: See your family doctor for any non-urgent health concerns.

👨‍⚕️ Allied health professionals: Consider seeking care from allied health professions such as physiotherapists, optometrists, or podiatrists for specialised health needs. https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/find-right-care

🌐 Online advice and fact sheets: Visit Better Health Channel https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/ or the Department of Health, Victoria https://www.health.vic.gov.au/ for reliable health information and resources.

🚑 Urgent care: Call Triple Zero (000).

By choosing the right care option, we can ensure that emergency services are available for those who need them most.

Thank you and stay well! 🌟

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