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:
Check your doctor, nearest general practice or pharmacy
Contact your nearest general practice (details at healthdirect.gov.au) or Radio Doctor Illawarra on 4228 5522 (Scarborough to Shell Cove).
Seek medical advice and support via the healthdirect hotline
Call the healthdirect hotline to speak to a registered nurse. This service is available 24 hours, 7 days per week on 1800 022 222.
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.