Healthdirect Free Australian health advice you can count on.

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healthdirect Australia is a free service where you can talk to a nurse or doctor who can help you know what to do.

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healthdirect app

Make informed decisions about your health with healthdirect’s free app.

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Check your symptoms

Find out when to seek urgent medical help, when to see a doctor and how to care for yourself at home.

Find a service

Search for a health service, pharmacy or the name of a medical professional near you. Find out if they bulk bill or are open right now. Book appointments.

Read up on health topics

Learn more about health conditions, procedures and medicines. Add articles to favourites and share them with friends and family.


Help in an emergency

If it’s an emergency and you don’t know exactly where you are, the healthdirect app provides latitude and longitude coordinates that you can give to emergency services over the phone. You can also find your nearest hospital emergency department if it’s safe for you, or the person you’re with, to travel.


Look up your medication

With nearly 10,000 pages about medicines registered in Australia, healthdirect has the country’s most comprehensive medicines catalogue. Search for your medicine on the app — by brand name or active ingredient.

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