Health advice and information

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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. If you or your family need a doctor on a weeknight, weekend or public holiday, you can also call the National Home Doctor Service.

For serious illness or injury requiring urgent attention, call 000 or go to your local hospital Emergency Department.

Health Advice and Information

The Better Health Channel provides the Australian community with access to reliable online consumer health information.

The Get Healthy Information and Coaching ServiceŽ is now available in the ACT, so there's no better time to get healthy than now! Get Healthy is a free, confidential telephone-based Service funded by Health Directorate, which helps people make lifestyle changes regarding healthy eating, being physically active, and achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.

This website provides a wide range of up-to-date and quality assessed information on important health topics such as diabetes, cancer, mental health and asthma.

Lab Tests Online Au is a free web site where patients and their carers can find trustworthy and accurate information about the range of pathology tests and screens that are used to diagnose and monitor conditions and diseases.

Here you'll find a list of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) locations in the Australian Capital Territory that can be claimed on Medicare.

If you're a Medicare card holder you can receive free treatment as a public (Medicare) patient in an Australian public hospital, and free or subsidised treatment by medical practitioners, including general practitioners, specialists, participating optometrists or dentists (for specified services only).

Being medicinewise will help you make better health decisions for you and those you care for. We all take medicines, but too often we take them for granted. Being medicinewise will help you to get the most benefit from your medicines.

myDr is an Australian healthcare website dedicated to providing healthcare consumers with the most comprehensive and relevant health information resource in Australia.

Red Cross first aid training courses are held on Level 1, Brindabella Specialist Centre Cnr Hindmarsh Drive & Palmer Sts in Garran. See this course schedule fgor more information, call 1300 367 428 or email:

St John holds regular first aid courses at the St John Ambulance Australia ACT Training Centre in Deakin. Money raised from their training is used to support volunteer community endeavours. Contact St John Ambulance Australia (ACT) on (02) 6282 2399 for details.

The Virtual Medical Centre website delivers the latest medical information written by Australian medical professionals. A Medical Director assisted by an Editorial Advisory Board (EAB) of medical specialists ensures that the medical information provided is high quality. This website is sponsored by a number of non-government health companies.

This information is provided for advice only, but does not constitute endorsement of these services.