About this site

The Healthy WA website provides health and medical information to help individuals and their communities to:

  • improve their health and wellbeing
  • manage their health and medical conditions. 

The content we provide is reliable, up-to-date, written in plain English and easy to understand.

This information does not replace medical care – see Health and medical information disclaimer.

Healthy WA was established in November 2013 by the Western Australian Department of Health. This is a work in progress and we will continue to improve and add more content to the site.

Healthy WA does not have any commercial advertising and we do not accept any corporate sponsorship.  

We do not give personal health advice

Information on the Healthy WA website is provided to help you understand and manage your health and medical conditions. It does not replace care provided by medical practitioners and other qualified health professionals.

If you need medical advice or are concerned about a health condition, please:

  • See your doctor.
  • Visit a GP after hours.
  • Ring healthdirect on 1800 022 222.

Always dial triple zero (000) to call an ambulance in a medical emergency.