Make the right call to get the right health care

Health issues aren't always between 9am and 5pm.

But it's important to remember that the hospital emergency department is for major, life-threatening illnesses and injuries only. There are other places you can go for help if your simply feeling unwell, or have a minor injury or illness:

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    Check your doctor, nearest general practice, urgent care provider, or pharmacy

    Contact your nearest general practice (details at or Radio Doctor Illawarra on 4228 5522 (Scarborough to Shell Cove). Find your local urgent care provider here.

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    Seek medical advice and support via the healthdirect hotline

    Call the healthdirect hotline to speak to a registered nurse. This free service is available 24 hours, 7 days per week on 1800 022 222.

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    In an emergency or for serious illness or injury

    In an emergency phone 000 immediately for an ambulance or visit your nearest hospital emergency department for a serious illness or injury.

    Call 000