THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT ISN’T ALWAYS YOUR BEST OPTION.

8.49 PM MONDAY – Lachlan, aged 14.
Upset stomach, unusual loss of appetite

THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT ISN’T ALWAYS YOUR BEST OPTION.

2.49 AM TUESDAY– Katie, aged 22.
Vomiting and diarrhoea

THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT ISN’T ALWAYS YOUR BEST OPTION.

7.00 PM THURSDAY– Ava, aged 9 months.
Fever, runny nose, cough

THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT ISN’T ALWAYS YOUR BEST OPTION.

7.13 PM SUNDAY – Michael, aged 27.
Worsening asthma with some shortness of breath

THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT ISN’T ALWAYS YOUR BEST OPTION.

9.26 PM FRIDAY – Oliver, aged 5.
Worsening viral infection, puffy eyes and green snotty nose

Keep your options handy when you need them

SICK OR INJURED AFTER HOURS?

There are other options than making a trip to a hospital emergency department.


GETTING
WORRIED?

Healthdirect Symptom Checker
Get free customised medical information,including what to do next.

Not sure if you need a doctor? Not sure if you need a hospital?

Answer some questions and get advice.

NEED TO
TALK NOW

Call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84).
Get medical advice from a registered Nurse 24/7.

It’s not an emergency, but it could be serious?

Call 13 Health to help take the worry out of health concerns. You can phone 24/7 and qualified staff will give you advice on who to talk to and how quickly you should do it. The advice is confidential, qualified and supportive.

NEED TO SEE
A DOCTOR

You can see a doctor 24/7.
Call your GP or after hours GP service.

If you need to see a doctor, the first port of call should be your own GP. Speak to your GP about their after hours arrangements, or find a GP here.

000
EMERGENCY

Serious illness? Accident? Suspect heart attack or stroke?
Go to a Hospital Emergency Department or call 000 for an ambulance.

If you are faced with a major injury, chest pain or a life threatening illness, or you are in any doubt at all, call 000 or get to a hospital emergency department immediately.

PLAN AHEAD

In any sort of medical situation, there will be less stress – and you will have the chance of getting the treatment you need, if you plan ahead for medical events you are likely to face.

What situation below is likely to apply to you?

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