Continuing medical care during COVID-19

 04 September 2020

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The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) is reminding Victorians of the importance of continuing to seek medical care and treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Delaying medical or mental health care is a serious problem, and could worsen health issues for patients in the future.

Whether you’re worried about symptoms of COVID-19 or any other health concerns, your local GP is more accessible than ever before. You can now even chat to them from your own home, to get the best advice possible as quickly as possible. 

Here's how you can consult a GP:

  • Face-to-face
  • By phone or video (teleheath).

The RACGP has extended its Expert Advice Matters campaign to reach people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. A website for patients has been translated into Arabic, simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Hindi and Vietnamese, and has practical information on how to access a local GP, telehealth and interpreter services. 

View the website here: Expert Advice Matters 

GPs are also helping to spread the message by sharing videos of themselves speaking in different languages, urging patients not to delay routine care. Find a video in your preferred language here: GP videos

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