Health conditions

Symptom checker

In just a few clicks, Healthdirect Australia’s symptom checker provides professional health advice about the most appropriate response to medical concerns for you and your family. 

The symptom checker has been developed in consultation with general practitioners and medical specialists to provide safe, relevant and accurate information to Australians.

If you think you have a medical emergency, call triple zero (000).

Depending on your symptoms, the tool can advise you on:

  • possible causes,
  • treatment options,
  • what to do next.  

Information provided by Healthdirect Australia’s symptom checker may help you manage non-acute medical conditions however this information is not an alternative to, or substitute for professional medical advice. 

Healthdirect app on mobile phone

Mobile app

Healthdirect Australia’s free mobile application (app) provides health advice and information on local health services, which allows you to:

  • check symptoms and receive professional advice on what to do next
  • find local health services
  • get trusted health information.

Download the mobile app

The mobile app is available on iOS and Android OS.

Download on the Apple app store  Link to Google Play store

Watch a video on how the app works on phones (external site).

Prefer to speak to someone?

Call Healthdirect Australia on 1800 022 222 for free 24 hour health advice.


This publication is provided for education and information purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical care. Information about a therapy, service, product or treatment does not imply endorsement and is not intended to replace advice from your healthcare professional. Readers should note that over time currency and completeness of the information may change. All users should seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional for a diagnosis and answers to their medical questions.