Minor Injury

Care for common minor injuries like simple cuts, burns and more. 

About Minor Injuries

A minor injury may be caused by a multitude of different things. Injuries which are minor in nature will usually require either bandaging, wound coverings, splinting, skin glue or steri-strips a sling, or symptom relief. These types of injuries we can quickly and safely treat at WeCare Now.

In contrast, more major injuries (which we are unable to treat such as those listed below) often require more resources and equipment that we do not have at WeCare Now, such as suturing (stitches), radiology scans, fracture casting, surgery or ongoing monitoring.

How can we help?

Common minor injuries* our clinicians can provide care and advice for, tailored to your needs, include:

  • Simple cuts and grazes 
  • Minor burns
  • Simple sprains/strains/bruises
  • Insect bites
  • Dressing changes and wound reviews

Who can we treat?

Children aged 1 year and older and adults of all ages.

Treatments offered include:

  • Wound dressings
  • Removal of sutures (stitches) and staples
  • Nonsurgical wound closure (skin glue or steri-strips)
  • Tetanus vaccine (boostrix - diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis) boosters 
  • Bandaging, tubi-grip and splinting
  • Pain relief (paracetamol and ibuprofen)
  • Antihistamines
  • Antibiotics
  • Topical creams
  • Referral for Xray
  • Initial ACC medical certificate (but not ongoing renewals)

* Please note that we cannot treat:

  • Head injury
  • Injury to neck or spine
  • Major trauma
  • Suspected fracture or dislocation
  • Severe burn or laceration
  • Extension of ACC medical certificates

If you have any of the above, please contact your doctor for an urgent appointment or go to an urgent care centre or Emergency Department.