These services can provide you with information, advice and assistance to help you manage your health.
Emergency health care
Free emergency medical care is available at Queensland public hospitals for Medicare card holders.
Ambulance services are free for all Queensland residents.
Find health and community services provided by public, private and non-government providers in Queensland through the QFinder directory.
If it’s not an emergency, but it could be serious, phone 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84). Qualified staff can advise whether you need to seek medical assistance and how quickly.
Queensland Poisons Information Centre
For advice on suspected poisoning, including prevention and first aid, phone 13 11 26.
Queensland Health manages a pap smear register for all Queensland women.
BreastScreen Queensland provides free breast cancer screening to eligible women.
Bowel cancer screening is free for eligible people through a nationwide program.
Quitting smoking is one of the most important steps you can take to improve your health. It’s never too late to quit—the health benefits of quitting smoking start almost immediately.
Contact Quitline on 13 QUIT (13 7848) for information and support to quit, or talk to your doctor.
You can call the Women’s Health information line for information and advice on all women’s health issues.
If you live in a rural or remote area of Queensland you may have access to the Mobile Women's Health Service. The service conducts health screens and provides information and support.
It is important that you understand your medicines–what you’re taking, why you’re taking them and how they can affect you.
Phone the national Medicines Line for advice on 1300 633 424 or use the Consumer Medicine Information search tool.