Packing Checklist

Whether you are travelling with plenty of time to plan or at short notice, our Packing Checklists will assist you to pack everything you need.

Essential Items

  • Appointment & referral letters
  • Cards, including Medicare, Insurance and Concession
  • Test results
  • Imaging – USB or hard copy
  • Medications
  • GP contact details
  • Emergency contact details
  • Accommodation details
  • Reading glasses
  • Notepad and pen to take notes during important appointments

Staying away from home

  • Comfortable day wear
  • Pyjamas
  • Underwear
  • Toiletries
  • Hairbrush
  • Electronic devices & charges
  • Basic pantry items

Passing the Time

  • Nutritious snacks
  • Water bottle
  • Books and magazines
  • Headphones for your phone or tablet to listen to music or your favourite podcast series
  • How about a journal or diary? Many travellers have shared with us how calming and empowering it can be to record your experiences when travelling for medical care.
  • Craft, knitting and puzzles? These are excellent ways to relax, pass the time and to connect with others while waiting for appointments.

“Thank you for all your assistance with arranging accommodation in North Melbourne. I honestly don’t know what we would’ve done without your guidance and MediStays support, and for that we are all deeply grateful.

The MediStays service is such a wonderful support system but beyond that, your kindness and empathy is evident….. that caring means so much, especially in difficult times. Thank you for everything.”

AF and family