Hospitals with 24-hour accident and emergency departments include the following:
Every shopping strip and mall has a pharmacy. The following have conveniently long hours:
If you need a dentist pronto, visit www.dentist.com.au.
Kings Cross Clinic General and travel-related medical services.
Travellers Medical Vaccination Centre Travel-related shots and medical advice.
Visitors from Belgium, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Slovenia, Sweden and the UK have reciprocal health rights, entitling them to ‘limited subsidised health services for medically necessary treatment’, including free public-hospital access and subsidised medicines. In some cases you’ll need to pay upfront, then be reimbursed once you’ve registered with Medicare. Travel insurance is advisable to cover other expenses (such as ambulance and repatriation).