About My Health Record
My Health Record is Australia's secure digital health record system. Learn how to store information, such as prescriptions and vaccinations.
Family medical history
Knowing your family medical history is important. It can guide you in making changes that will reduce your risk of developing a hereditary condition.
Australia’s healthcare system
The Australian healthcare system can sometimes seem confusing. This information will help you understand the types of service available.
Your baby and the first few weeks
The first few weeks at home with your newborn can be an exciting but daunting time, particularly if you are new parents. Find out what care and support are available to you after you leave hospital.
after hours GP helpline
The after hours GP helpline is an extension of the healthdirect nurse triage service providing you with medical advice and support.
How to find the right health professional
With so many health professionals to choose from. it’s worth thinking about which is best for you. Knowing which questions to ask can help you make the right decision.
With the healthdirect app, you're in safe hands
Almost 4 in 5 Australians search the internet for health topics and symptoms. Download the new, supercharged healthdirect app and get the right information.
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.
Primary health networks (PHNs)
Primary health networks (PHNs) were set up to improve patient care and to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of patient care. Learn more about the role of PHNs.
Penicillin is the name given to a widely-used group of antibiotic drugs. Penicillin can have side-effects, and some people suffer allergic reactions. Find out more here.