To visit most healthcare professionals, you need to make an appointment. If you arrive without a booking, they may not be available to see you, or you may have to wait a long time to be treated.

If you need an appointment on the same day, call early to see if your healthcare professional can fit you in. If your regular healthcare professional isn’t available, ask the office for a recommendation to another health service that can help with your issues. Sometimes, a medical centre will have another doctor who you could see. If you make your appointment early, you will have a better chance of seeing the healthcare professional of your choice.