The #SeeYourGP campaign was launched today by Health Minister Roger Cook with the WA Primary Health Alliance, to draw attention to the important role GPs play in maintaining ongoing community health.
If you have been staying away from your GP to lessen the burden on the health system or because you feel fearful about attending clinics due to the threat posed by COVID 19, the message from the government is that the best thing to do is to maintain regular health appointments, to stay as healthy as possible.
The campaign aims to ensure that patients maintain optimal health now and also into the future to ensure that the health system won’t be put under even greater pressure.
Minister Cook said, “It is important that people keep their regular doctor's appointment and maintain treatment regimes, particularly if they suffer from chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease or asthma.” Where a physical examination is not needed, most GPs and other health professionals are offering consultations by telephone or video link.
The WA Primary Health Alliance is working with the Health Consumers Council (WA), Carers WA and a wide range of community groups to encourage Western Australians to visit their local GP. Both PYMS and Nidjalla Waangan Mia are still open for appointments. Please call ahead and speak to our receptionists to determine whether a face to face or telephone consult will be best.
GP down south is an exemplary not-for-profit community organisation. We have been providing health and wellbeing services in the Peel regions and the South West of WA since 1994.