Sick or injured when medical clinics are closed?

Health advice is available anytime, day or night

The healthdirect Symptom Checker is an online health care guide

The online Symptom Checker is available anytime, day or night. Use it to get free, health information, including advice about what to do next.

Use the Symptom Checker

Call 13HEALTH (13 43 25 84) for medical advice anytime, day or night, from a Registered Nurse

Calling 13HEALTH (13 43 25 84) can help take the worry out of health concerns. Phone anytime, day or night, and a qualified nurse will give you confidential advice about what to do next and how quickly you should do it.

Call 13HEALTH (13 43 25 84)

Find a doctor (GP) when your regular clinic is closed using the Health Service Finder.

Use the online Health Service Finder to find a doctor when your regular clinic is closed.

Find an after hours GP

Contact a mental health line for support, anytime day or night.

If you are feeling stressed, anxious or depressed, there are many free support lines available anytime, day or night, where you can get confidential help and advice.

If it’s an emergency and urgent care is needed, call 000 for an ambulance now.

Respiratory Clinics test for illnesses like respiratory viruses, sore throat, flu, pneumonia and COVID-19. They can also give you a prescription and advise you of your next steps.

You should make an appointment at a respiratory clinic if you have a:

  • fever
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • runny nose
  • tiredness

OR

  • if you think you have COVID-19
  • are around someone with COVID-19
  • or were around someone who did have COVID-19.

If it’s an emergency and urgent care is needed, call 000 for an ambulance now.

Respiratory Clinic opening hours vary.

Find a respiratory clinic

In an emergency, call triple zero (000) immediately.

Call an ambulance if you or the patient are experiencing any of the following:

  • central or crushing chest pain lasting more than 10 minutes
  • unconsciousness or a seizure (fit)
  • severe difficulty breathing or turning blue
  • severe bleeding or inability to control bleeding with pressure
  • sudden inability to move or speak, or sudden facial drooping
  • the effects of a severe accident
  • or you have any doubt about how serious a health situation is.
Call 000 now

PLAN AHEAD

In any sort of medical situation, there will be less stress – and you will have a better chance of getting the treatment you need – if you plan ahead for medical events you or your family might face.

Who do you need to make a plan for?

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