Call Healthline free on 0800 611 116 for advice and information from a trusted health professional.
Healthline health professionals are specialists in assessing and advising over the phone.
They can arrange to talk with you in your language – when your call is answered, say you’d like an interpreter and the language you’d like to speak in.
Phone calls are free – including from a mobile phone.
You can call anytime 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Find out about topics, symptoms and conditions.
- Fever in children
- Flu symptoms
- Rheumatic fever
- Sore throat
- Stomach pain
- Whooping cough
See the full list of topics.
If you or your whānau are unwell, the best ways to get support are:
- call your family doctor – for advice or information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- call Healthline free on 0800 611 116:
- if you don’t have a family doctor
- if you’re feeling unwell but you’re not sure if you need to see a doctor
- for advice about what’s happening for you and next steps
- if you want some advice about a family member or a friend who’s sick (if you are with them)
- if you want advice on finding services near you – you can also check www.healthpoint.co.nz.
- if it’s a medical emergency – call 111.
- A medical emergency includes chest pain or tightness, difficulty breathing, choking, severe bleeding or bleeding that won’t stop, sudden weakness or difficulty talking, fainting or unconsciousness.