Where to get medical advice

If you have flu-like symptoms such as a fever, cough, running nose and body aches, visit your GP or a Walk-in Centre for medical advice.

If you have severe symptoms, such as difficulty breathing or chest pain, you should call ‘000’ or go to your nearest emergency department.

Walk-in Centres

​Walk-in Centres are free and provide treatment and health advice for one-off, minor injuries and illness, with no appointment needed.

Walk-in Centres in Belconnen, Gungahlin and Tuggeranong are open 7 days a week from 7.30am to 10.00pm.

For more information about Walk-in Centres, visit the Walk-in Centre website.


A GP can provide you with the best continuity of care as they will know your medical history and will be able to link you up with additional health professionals if required.

GPs may also provide extended opening hours in the evenings and on weekends.

For information on GP services see www.health.act.gov.au/health-services/find-a-health-service


​Access health advice over the phone by calling Healthdirect on 1800 022 222 or using the Healthdirect online symptom checker (available 24 hours a day – 7 days a week).

National Home Doctor Service

After-hours bulk-billing GPs are available through the National Home Doctor Service by calling 137 425 (13SICK).