healthdirect provides free trusted health information and advice, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:
Registered nurses are available to provide information and advice when you’re not sure what to do – whether you should see a local GP, manage the condition at home, or go to an emergency department. Free call: 1800 022 222.*
after hours GP helpline
If you call healthdirect at night, on weekends or public holidays, the after hours GP helpline will be available. A registered nurse may offer you a call back from a GP who can provide health advice. Free call: 1800 022 222.*
healthdirect Symptom Checker
healthdirect's Symptom Checker guides you through a set of questions to help you understand your symptoms and receive personalised advice on what to do next.
Find a health service
The service finder provides you with access to the most comprehensive directory of Australian health services at your fingertips. Results are based on location, allowing you to find the closest service that meets your needs.
The healthdirect app provides convenient access to trusted health information and allows you to check your symptoms and find a health service at the touch of a button. Download the healthdirect app from Google Play or iTunes.
If it’s an emergency
If you think you need an ambulance, or your injury or illness is critical or life threatening, call triple zero (000) immediately.
Need help to access healthdirect?
For those who require assistance:
- Call the National Relay Service on 1800 555 677 and ask to be transferred to healthdirect.
- Call TIS National on 131 450 and ask to be transferred to healthdirect.
*call charges may apply from mobiles and payphones.
Last reviewed: July 2017