Get medical help fast

For non-life-threatening health concerns when you can’t visit your doctor, call healthdirect on 1800 022 222 (this service is free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week).

healthdirect is operated by registered nurses and gives advice for people of all ages including children and adults. A nurse will answer your call, ask some questions and connect you with the right care.

You can also use the online healthdirect Symptom Checker or healthdirect Service Finder.

Need support in your language?

You can call the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) on 131 450 and ask for healthdirect on 1800 022 222.

In an emergency

Call Triple Zero (000) or visit a hospital emergency department immediately if you have chest pressure or pain lasting more than 10 minutes, difficulty breathing, uncontrollable bleeding, sudden collapse or overdose. 

Please keep emergency departments and ambulances for emergencies and saving lives.

​Hospitals in NSW

NSW Health is responsible for managing and funding health services in a wide range of settings, from multi-purpose health centres in remote communities to large metropolitan teaching hospitals.

There are more than 220 public hospitals and health services in NSW which provide free health care to Australian citizens and permanent residents. Services provided at public hospitals may include emergency care, elective and emergency surgery, medical treatment, maternity services, and rehabilitation programs.


Find information on parking, services offered and directions to public hospitals across NSW.

Find a​ public hospital

Current as at: Thursday 21 December 2023