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.

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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
  • 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.