Sick or injured and not sure what to do?

If your GP is closed the emergency room may not be the best place for you


Healthdirect Symptom Checker
The Healthdirect Symptom checker is designed to help you figure out what you’re dealing with. Input symptoms to receive free, customised advice on what to do next.

Use Symptom Checker

Speak to a nurse

Call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84)
If you need advice you can speak to a registered nurse 24/7. At night, on weekends or public holidays, the nurse may offer a call back from a GP who will provide further advice.

If the illness or injury is serious, but not an emergency, call 13HEALTH to get advice for what to do next. The service is free, professional and confidential.

find a doctor

You can see a doctor 24/7
When you’re sick or injured your first stop should be your GP. If you are unable to access your GP you can find a doctor who is open now right here.

Find a doctor


Serious illness or accident? Suspect heart attack or stroke?  
Go to a hospital or call 000 for an ambulance

If you’re experiencing symptoms of a serious illness or have been involved in an accident, you may require emergency services.
Major injuries, chest pains or life threatening symptoms such as difficulty breathing and gasping for breath should be treated immediately. Call 000 for an ambulance.

have a plan

Be in control – have a plan
When you or your child are unwell or hurt, there will likely be stress. By having a plan in place for medical events that could crop up in your future you will be better placed to make the right decision.