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International visitors: What do I do when I’m sick?

Here's how to identify the care you need quickly

Credit: nib health insurance

Illness can strike at anytime, anywhere. So, if something unexpected does happen, it’s good to know you can identify the care you need quickly.

To help get you back on your feet, the following services will be able to provide you the level of care you need without an unnecessary trip to the hospital emergency department.

  • If you’re concerned about anything to do with your health, you can get free customised medical information, including what to do next by visiting Health Direct.

  • If you need to talk to someone about a health issue, you can call Health Direct on 1800 022 222 for 24-hour advice and information you can count on from a nurse.

  • nib has a network of preferred GPs and specialists. Find a provider today.

  • If you have a major injury or life-threatening illness, for example, if you’re experiencing chest pains, difficulty breathing or severe bleeding, go to a hospital emergency department or call 000 for an ambulance.

Keep these tips handy to help you make the best decision for your health next time you’re feeling unwell.

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