Healthdirect Free Australian health advice you can count on.

Medical problem? Call 1800 022 222. If you need urgent medical help, call triple zero immediately

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 provides free trusted health information and advice, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:

healthdirect helpline

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.

healthdirect website

healthdirect's website provides trusted online health information that has been sourced from Australia's leading health organisations and has gone through comprehensive clinical review.

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.

healthdirect app

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?

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Last reviewed: July 2017

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