- Last updated:
- 30 Dec 2019
If you have a medical emergency, you need to dial 000 and ask for an ambulance.
If you are seriously ill you will need to see a local doctor.
For less serious illnesses, for example colds or headaches, you can buy medication directly from the chemist or pharmacy. The staff working there can advise you.
Visiting the doctor or hospital
How to find a doctor or your nearest hospital and what to do in a medical emergency
Community health and well-being services
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National health care system and insurance
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