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healthdirect

healthdirect is a health advice and information service which provides online and telephone access to trusted health information and advice.

On the healthdirect website, you can:

  • Use a symptom checker to get guidance on the appropriate healthcare action e.g. 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. 
  • Use the service finder  to find information about the availability and location of local health services. 
  • Find information about medical conditions.
  • Find medication information.
  • Access details on how to speak to a registered nurse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Access details on how to speak to a GP after-hours.

This information is also available on the healthdirect app and can be downloaded on the App Store or Google Play.

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