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Having your own trusted GP or local doctor is important for your health care. See your GP regularly as they can help you when you have a general illness such as the flu, as well as working with your specialist to keep you out of hospital as much as possible.
It is also important to find a GP who you feel comfortable talking to about personal things or asking advice about sensitive issues. This may be your parents’ GP or someone you choose yourself.
If you don’t have a regular GP, this is a perfect time to find someone. There are a number of helpful websites to assist you in finding a GP, including the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP). You could also try one of the following strategies: