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Emergency or umm…ergency?

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Do you know what to do when you’re injured or unwell but it’s not an emergency? 

When you’re unsure, call healthdirect on 1800 022 222 to speak to a registered nurse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

When you call healthdirect, you will speak to a registered nurse who can: 

  • give advice and support to manage your symptoms safely at home 
  • direct you to the most suitable health service, such as a Medicare Urgent Care Clinic or 24/7 pharmacy 
  • arrange a consultation with a GP by phone or video call, who can provide scripts if needed 
  • connect you to a virtual care service, including the Child and Adolescent Virtual Urgent Care Service or SA Virtual Care Service, who can assess and treat your condition virtually or refer you to a local service, such as Priority Care Centre, if you need an in-person appointment. 

And if it is an emergency, healthdirect will call an ambulance or direct you to the nearest emergency department. 

For more information about what to do when it’s an umm…ergency, visit

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02 July 2024