Healthdirect is a government-funded service, and an excellent source of quality, approved health information and advice.
In the case of a health emergency, you should call Triple Zero (000), but for other health concerns, Healthdirect is an excellent source of assistance.
By calling the Healthdirect helpline on 1800 022 222, anyone can receive health advice from registered nurses on the line, at any time of day or night.
The Healthdirect website provides trusted online information about a huge range of health issues, including conditions, symptoms, treatments, the health service and more.
Healthdirect works closely with Australia's leading health organisations and all information goes through a comprehensive clinical review.
For more information, visit the Healthdirect website www.healthdirect.gov.au
Healthdirect Symptom Checker
The Healthdirect Symptom Checker will guide you through a set of easy questions to help you understand your symptoms and provide advice on what to do – whether you should see a local GP, manage the condition at home, or go to an emergency department.