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Stroke is always a medical emergency, if you think you or someone you know is having a stroke, call triple zero (000) immediately.

Lifeline provides crisis support 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call Lifeline on 13 11 14.

 

Service

When to use

Opening hours

Contact details

Ambulance

 

If you or someone you know has signs of stroke

24 hours a day 7 days a week

Call triple zero (000).

GP

Stroke prevention, treatment and recovery and other health issues

 

Contact your GP. If you need help finding a GP, visit Health Engine

Healthdirect

To speak to a nurse about any health issue

24 hours a day 7 days a week

Call 1800 022 222

Visit healthdirect.gov.au

 

Lifeline

If you are feeling overwhelmed, need crisis support or just to talk something through

24 hours as day 7 days a week

Call 13 11 14 (24/7 support)

Visit lifeline.org.au (includes chat option on website)

Text 0477 13 11 14 (24/7 support)

 

Carer Gateway

For information, advice or counselling about caring, or for emergency respite.

Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm (closed 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th dec 2021)

Call 1800 422 737

Visit carergateway.gov.au

 

Disability Gateway

For services for someone with a disability.

Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm

Closed on Monday 27th December 2021, Tuesday 28th December 2021, Monday 3rd January 2022

 

Call 1800 643 787

Visit disabilitygateway.gov.au

 

My Aged Care

For services for someone 65 years old or older.

Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm, Saturdays 10am -2pm. Closed on Sundays and National public holidays

Call 1800 200 422

Visit myagedcare.org.au

 

Hospitals and health services

If you have concerns about a hospital stay, read information here.

 

Visit enableme.org.au/Resources/Getting-good-healthcare