Not sure if you need to see a doctor or go to hospital?
Answer some questions and get free advice from the Healthdirect Symptom Checker.
Don’t think its an emergency but need to talk to someone about your concerns?
These helplines provide 24 hour advice for a range of needs.
Need advice on aches, colds, rashes or other physical health concerns?Call 1300 60 60 24
Need advice on child health, nutrition, breastfeeding or other parenting concerns?Call 13 22 29
Need advice about depression, stress, or other mental health concerns?Call 13 11 14
For non-urgent needs, your own GP or another GP in their practice is the best option.
For more urgent or after hours needs, Urgent Care Centres (UCCs) are open 24 hours a day, and are located within Victorian rural hospitals. To find your nearest health service, search the National Health Directory (note that UCCs may appear under "Hospital Services" or "Emergency Department").