Coughs, colds, sprains, rashes – your local pharmacist can give you expert advice on many health issues.
For free expert advice and reassurance 24 hours a day, seven days a week, call healthdirect on 1800 022 222, or for the one-off treatment of minor illnesses and injuries seven days a week from 7am-11pm, see a specialist nurse at our Walk-in centre.
For ongoing comprehensive healthcare for everyone, including those with acute problems, children under two years and those with complex medical problems, see this listing of GP’s by suburb.
For serious illness or injury requiring urgent attention, call 000 or go to your local hospital Emergency Department.
Dental health services A-Z
Health Directorate provides a range of dental services to ACT residents who are the primary holder of a current ACT Centrelink-issued Pension Concession or Healthcare card. Services are delivered from the Civic and Phillip Health Centres.
These services are delivered from Belconnen, Civic, Phillip and Tuggeranong Health Centres (see below for details). Call the Moore St Health Building in the city on (02) 6205 0978 or 6205 0982; Belconnen Health Centre on (02) 6205 1541 or 6205 1202; Phillip Health Centre on (02) 6205 1463 or 6205 1695; or Tuggeranong Health Centre on (02) 6205 2768 or (02) 6205 0585.
Medicare dental items (Medicare items 85011-87777) are available for people with chronic conditions and complex care needs, on referral from a GP. Eligible patients can access up to $4,250 in Medicare benefits for dental services over two consecutive calendar years.
Health Directorate provides a range of denture services including denture repairs, denture relines, adjustments and the making of both partial and complete new dentures. Services are delivered from Civic and Phillip Health Centres.
Emergency dental services are available for adults and children, including treatment for dental emergencies, oral hygiene, restorative treatment, and denture services. For urgent dental treatment, you can phone the clinic first, saving time and possibly an unnecessary trip. You do not need to come in to a clinic in person. All clients will be assessed over the phone and those with the most urgent problems will be offered an appointment. Clients with non-urgent dental needs will be placed on a waiting list.
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