After-hours medical help and advice
- 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84)
- 1300 MH CALL (1300 642255)
- Find a health service
- Emergency departments
- GP clinic
13 HEALTH is a phone service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (cost of a local call) for all Queenslanders.
Qualified health staff can give you advice on symptoms and conditions, who to talk to and how quickly you should act. The advice is confidential, professional and supportive.
In an emergency always dial Triple Zero (000).
1300 MH CALL is a confidential mental health telephone triage service that provides the first point of contact to public mental health services.
1300 MH CALL is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is staffed by trained and experienced professional mental health clinicians.
Search the health services directory to find:
- hospital or health centre
- emergency department
- GP clinic
- other health services.
The Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) provides emergency medical help, treatment and transport through a network of 260 ambulance stations across the state.
- In an emergency, call Triple Zero (000) and ask for 'ambulance'.
- If it's not an emergency, call 13 12 33 to ask for an ambulance. Non-emergencies generally require a doctor's authorisation to arrange the ambulance transport.
Queensland emergency departments are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They provide quality emergency care to seriously injured or ill people who need immediate medical treatment. Qualified doctors and nurses are on duty or, in some rural hospitals on immediate call, to help with medical emergencies.
GPs can treat many conditions you might otherwise go to an emergency department for, such as removing stitches, sprains and strains, bites and stings, viruses or infections, eye injuries, and prolonged illness or injury.
Pharmacies can help with conditions such as cold and flu symptoms, skin conditions and irritations, minor or mild allergy symptoms, headaches, diarrhoea or constipation, or sleeping problems.