Australia’s free health app helps you make informed decisions about your health.
You can use the healthdirect app to:
• check your symptoms and get advice on next steps with the healthdirect Symptom Checker
• find a health service when and where you need it
• look up information on a range of medicines
• search for and find trusted health information
The tools you need to manage your own health
The healthdirect app includes a Symptom Checker tool which guides you through a series of questions to help you make an informed decision about what to do next, whether it is self-care or seeing a health professional.
Australian health services, at your fingertips
The healthdirect app includes an Australia-wide directory covering a range of health services. Easily find the health service you need, when you need it, and get contact details and directions from your current location. The services directory also includes My Health Record enabled services.
Trusted, Australian information
All information in the healthdirect app is sourced from Australia’s leading health organisations and has undergone a quality assurance process so people can know it is safe, appropriate and relevant for Australians. It complies with Healthdirect Australia’s Clinical Governance Framework and is backed by the governments of Australia.
A helping hand in emergencies
The healthdirect app can be used in emergency situations. It will display latitude and longitude coordinates which you can relay to emergency service operators when you don’t know exactly where you are.
We appreciate any feedback you may have about the healthdirect app; whether you think there’s something missing, a symptom that should be included in the Symptom Checker or experiences you’ve had using the app.
Your feedback is a great way for us to know what’s important to you and gives us a focus on where we should be making our improvements.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whilst this app has been reviewed for clinical accuracy, the content on healthdirect is not a substitute for professional advice and should not be used as an alternative to professional healthcare. If you have a particular medical problem, please consult your doctor or a specialist.
Thank you for using healthdirect, Australia's source of quality, approved health information.
Our latest release includes redesigned pages and improvements to help you find and organise your health information better. These include:
• Welcome screens added to highlight some key features of our app
• A redesigned medicine experience which details medicine pack information with images if available
• A redesigned service finder experience making it easier to find services that bulk bill and improved details for individual services
• Clearer layout for theme articles
• Additional service phone numbers on the emergency screen to cover a range of medical emergencies
• Updates to favourites functionality
NOTE: We have done our best to ensure that all your previously added favourites will work correctly with the new update, however if there are any issues, please delete the favourited service or medicine and re-add it. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Every update of the healthdirect app includes improvements for speed and reliability. If you have any feedback on the app please email email@example.com
Ratings and Reviews
Health Check - very helpful
After being ill for the past 4 days & knowing my GP is away for another 2 days, I wanted confirmation as to whether I should go to the ED or wait. Advice was quick, detailed, accurate & helpful. Only negative is the App states FREE but ITunes charged me $1:00. ??
Failed to get even close
I already know my diagnoses and was just testing to see how good this was.....and this app was way, way off base telling me to basically have an aspirin a rest, when I actually have a chronic condition that needs close medical supervision.. needs to be able to BUILD a profile made up of several symptoms prior to leaping to conclusions after entering one or two symptoms.
I wish every Australian used this app. So many trips to the emergency department are not warranted. Don’t go if you have a minor issue that would be better addressed by you GP.
- Healthdirect Australia Ltd
- 16.1 MB
- Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco or Drug Use or References
- © 2015 Healthdirect Australia
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.