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As a result of the pandemic, and winter colds and flu, the health system is overloaded. When you or your whānau get sick, it's important to think about whether you really need to ask for medical help or if you can manage your symptoms at home. The information below will guide you on what to do for yourself and then who to contact if you decide you need help.
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1. Look after yourself at home
For most minor illnesses and conditions there are lots of things you can do to manage your symptoms at home. Make sure you have a few basics, eg, pain killers, plasters and antiseptic cream on hand.
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Otherwise, we have information to guide you on how to look after yourself before asking for help. See our:
- Winter illnessestopics for information about managing colds, coughs, sore throats and aches and pains.
- Health A–Zsection for information about specific health conditions
- Medicationssection for advice about medicines
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2. Call Healthline for advice
If you have a non-urgent concern or don’t know if your concern is urgent or not, call Healthline0800 611 11624 hours a day / 7 days a week for free health advice. The Healthline team includes registered nurses, paramedics and health advisors, who are specialists in assessing and advising over the phone on any health issue, no matter how small. Interpreters are available.
3. Get advice or medicines from your local pharmacy
Your local pharmacy provides free on-the-spot advice about medicines and health concerns like coughs and colds and vaccinations. They also provide specific services, eg, treatment for urinary tract infections, blood glucose and blood pressure checks. Read more aboutwhat pharmacists doorfind a pharmacy near you.
4. Contact your general practice (GP)
If you haven’t done so already, register with a GP in your area, so you can have your own doctor. You can receive lower cost care (and sometimes free care) if you are enrolled with a GP. Use this link tofind a doctor.
5. When it's urgent, your general practice is closed, but it's not an emergency
If your family doctor is not available your local Urgent Care Clinic (Accident and Medical), or after-hours clinic can provide urgent care for illnesses and injuries like sports injuries.Find an Urgent Care Clinic. To learn more about the fees charged by a particular clinic, visit their page onHealthpoint.
If you are not sure about where to go for urgent care services after hours, call your general practice who will have a recorded message or somebody to advise on what to do.
6. When it's an emergency
If it's an emergency, dial 111 (ffree) or go directly to your closest Emergency Department. Emergencies include anything that is life threatening, such as difficulty breathing, chest pains or uncontrolled bleeding, or when you have severe pain or other trauma.Find an emergency department.Treatment at the hospital is free, but if you go in an ambulance you will probably be charged for it. If you need one often it's a good idea to get aSt John subscription.
7. Other helplines offering information and support
- 1737, Need to talk? - free call or text 24 hours, 7 days to connect with a mental health & addictions counsellor. Phone or text:1737
- 0508 TAUTOKO(82 88 65) Suicide Crisis Helpline
- Alcohol Drug Helpline - 24 hours, 7 days. Ph0800 787 797
- Lifeline - Ph0800 543 354
- Depression Helpline - Ph0800 111 757
- Youthline - free txt 234. Ph0800 376 633
- Plunketline –0800 933 922
- Family Violence Information Line -0800 456 450
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