Visit your GP or doctor

GPs, commonly known as a general practitioner or doctor, care for patients of all ages and advise on health issues including illness, injury, mental health and healthy lifestyle tips.

GP’s can treat people with urgent (required on the day), but non-life-threatening injury and illness, such as:

Your GP can also refer you to another doctor or health care professional for more specialised care if necessary.

Find a GP or doctor near you.

Attend a pharmacy

Your local pharmacy or chemist can offer advice on minor illness without the need to book an appointment. You can receive advice from a pharmacist if you have the following symptoms:

Pharmacies also offer services such as dispensing prescription medicines and emergency contraception.

Find your local pharmacist or chemist.

Call healthdirect

If you are unsure what to do call healthdirect on 1800 022 222 for free health advice from experienced registered nurses 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Experienced registered nurses will provide immediate advice on how urgent your problem is and what to do about it.

You can also visit healthdirect’s symptom checker to get professional health advice about the most appropriate response to medical concerns for you and your family.


Emergency department

Call 000 for an ambulance.

Emergency departments (EDs) provide 24-hour emergency services for people who have had a serious accident or suddenly become ill and require emergency medical care.

Find your nearest ED