After hours health support
Health support options are available after hours and on weekends if you need it.
If you’re not sure what to do, call healthdirect on 1800 022 222. The service operates 24 hours, 7 days with a clinical team available to provide health advice and information and can connect you with the care you need in the right place for your situation and location.
To find a health service near you, use healthdirect’s Service Finder. The Service Finder is available in 16 languages.
If it is an emergency and you are severely unwell, such as difficulty breathing at rest or chest pain, call Triple Zero (000).
GPs and pharmacies
Many GPs and pharmacies are open after hours and on weekends.
You can access medicines, advice and health care when you need it at a 24-7 pharmacy. A pharmacist is on staff 24 hours, 7 days a week to provide expert advice and professional pharmacy services, including dispensing prescription medicines.
Child and Adolescent Virtual Urgent Care Service
The Child and Adolescent Virtual Urgent Care Service is a free service that connects parents with a virtual team of highly skilled emergency doctors and nurses who can assess and provide medical advice for your children, aged 6 months to 17 years.
Register and learn more about the Child and Adolescent Virtual Urgent Care Service.