Transition Support Service

Finding a GP

  • Another important part of your health care is having your own GP [local doctor]. Your GP is a valuable part of your health team and it is important to see them regularly as they can help you out when you are generally sick such as with 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 about personal things with or asking advice about sensitive issues. This may be your family GP or someone you choose yourself.

    Discuss the service options available to you with your RCH treating team. Services can vary throughout the state and do vary between illnesses/ conditions. Don't be afraid to ask for information to make the process easier and less daunting for yourself.

    The health system can be confusing. To help you through transition there are a number of people who can help you:

    • Your doctor at RCH. Phone the RCH switchboard (03) 9345 4858 to ask for your doctor.
    • The RCH department primarily responsible for your care and the treating team.
    • The RCH Transition Program Ph: (03) 9345 4858/4980.
    • 'Find a GP' webpage: www.rch.org.au/kidsconnect/gp.cfm
    • Your local GP.

    Have a read through  Finding Your Own GP (Local Doctor) for more information on the importance of having a GP.