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NSW Health

NSW Health delivers safe, high-quality and compassionate healthcare to the people of NSW.

Vision and mission

NSW Health's vision is for a sustainable health system that delivers outcomes that matter most to patients and the community, is personalised, invests in wellness and is digitally enabled.

How NSW Health can help

NSW Health operates more than 220 public hospitals, as well as providing community health and other public health services, for the NSW community through a network of local health districts, specialty networks and non-government affiliated health organisations.

Information lines / help lines

If you have a health emergency, call 000 (triple zero).

If you are not seriously ill, make an appointment to see your general practitioner or call healthdirect on 1800 022 222 anytime (24 hours 7 days a week) for free health information and advice. Your local pharmacist can also advise on many non-serious conditions.

For mental health advice, call the NSW Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511 (24 hours 7 days a week).

For sexual health advice, call the NSW Sexual Health Infolink on 1800 451 624 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5:30pm AEST).

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Last reviewed: October 2023

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Anthrax fact sheet - Fact sheets

​Anthrax occurs among grazing animals in many parts of the world, including livestock in parts of New South Wales. Anthrax is a very rare disease in humans. In NSW, only three cases of human anthrax have been​​​ reported since 1982.

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What you need to know about condoms

Did you know that condoms are the only form of contraception that protects against both sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unplanned pregnancies?

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Here's exactly when you should be using condoms

Condoms give the best protection against STIs. You should use a condom every single time you have vaginal, anal, or oral sex.

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Ebola virus disease - Diseases

Ebola virus disease information page

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Want to know how much an STI test costs in NSW?

STI tests can be completely free – as long as you’re eligible for a Medicare card and use a bulk billing doctor or service. Read more.

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Maintaining health during and after floods and storms - Natural disasters and emergency incidents

Under the NSW State Emergency Management Plan (EMPLAN), NSW Health supports the NSW State Emergency Service (SES) during flood, storm and tsunami events. These events have the potential to impact your health.

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Dengue virus is spread by two types of mosquitoes that prefer to live indoors. Travellers are at risk if they visit an area that has the dengue mosquito. ​fact sheet

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Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome (HUS) fact sheet - Fact sheets

STEC (also known as VTEC) infection can cause serious disease, including bloody diarrhoea, and sometimes haemolytic uraemic syndrome.

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Caffeine is a drug which comes from the leaves, beans or nuts of different plants. Caffeine is a stimulant drug. This means it speeds up the brain and nervous system.

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Want to know how to make an appointment for an STI test? Look no further

Booking at STI test can seem a little daunting - especially if it’s your first time. But it’s a lot easier than you think.

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