Have you heard of Health Direct? It’s a FREE online health service, supported by the Australian Government that offers safe, practical health information and advice.
This service includes advice on self-care options, when to see a GP or call 000.
All Australians can use Health Direct services, including senior Australians receiving care at home, or in an aged care facility. You can share information about these services with your clients, including:
Health Direct Symptom Checker: an online tool that asks a series of questions about a person’s symptoms and provides advice on what to do next. The Symptom Checker is available via the Health Direct website and app.
24 hour helpline: a phone line where callers can speak to a registered nurse for help on how to manage their symptoms. It’s a free call on 1800 022 222.