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Symptom Checker

Feeling unwell? Not sure if you need a doctor?

Symptom Checker can help you decide what to do next.

Answer some questions, get advice.

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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

If you have recently travelled to mainland China, and the Symptom Checker advice is to see your doctor or attend the emergency department, call before you visit to notify them of your symptoms and recent travel history.

If you are advised to call triple zero (000), do not delay. Tell the call handler and the paramedics on arrival about your recent travel history.

Get general information from the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.

Get the latest updates from the Department of Health website.

EpiPen Jr Adrenaline (epinephrine) supply

For information on the shortage of EpiPen Jr and the latest updates, see TGA's alert on EpiPen Jr.

The Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) has practical health information and advice. Call triple zero (000) early if you think someone is having a serious allergic reaction (anaphylaxis).

Are you experiencing pain or other symptoms and not sure what they mean or what to do?

The healthdirect Symptom Checker guides you to the appropriate healthcare action: if you need to see a doctor or go to your nearest hospital or emergency department. It helps you understand symptoms and possible signs of illness, causes and complications.

With Symptom Checker you can find out:

  • what to do – advice on the next healthcare steps, whether it’s self-care, talking to a health professional, going to a hospital or calling triple zero (000)
  • where to go – information on local healthcare services appropriate to the “what to do” advice
  • more about your symptoms – links to further information about their symptoms, and possible causes, from trusted Australian healthcare organisations.

If you think you have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial triple zero (000).

What our users are saying

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Very reassuring, helpful and easy to use. Probably saved an unnecessary trip to hospital as gave me the confidence to treat my daughter at home in the middle of the night!
Thanks for the help. Tick bite on neck swollen up to 50 cent piece size. Put cold pack on till visit doctor at 12 noon today.

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Last reviewed: January 2018

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