Health information online
Practical tips and advice to help you assess trusted health information online.
Health news you can use from Australia's most trusted health information service, healthdirect, with practical and safe advice for everyone.
How healthdirect can help you
healthdirect provides easy access to trusted, quality health information and advice online and over the phone. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help you make informed choices anywhere, any time.
Health information in relation to a number of different life stages and life events, such as babies and toddlers, children, teenagers, young adults, pregnancy, women's health, men's health, seniors and end-of-life issues.
Make informed decisions about your health with healthdirect's free app. Check your symptoms, find a health service near you and get trusted health information.
What care do I need?
There are many types of health care services and information available in Australia. Learn here how to find the right service at the right time.
Tasmania rural and remote health services
Tasmania's rural and isolated regions make careful planning and preparation essential to help you meet the challenge of accessing health services.
Queensland rural and remote health services
Queensland's rural and remote regions make careful planning and preparation essential to help you meet the challenge of accessing health services.
Home medicines review
Not managing your own or someone else’s medicines correctly can have serious consequences. A free home medicines review (HMR) by a pharmacist can help.
COVID-19 and mental health
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our mental health and wellbeing. Here's how you can look after your yourself and mental health support services available to help.