Multicultural Health Connect
Healthdirect Australia has launched a new helpline – Multicultural Health Connect – the first national helpline to help people in multicultural communities get health information and advice. The helpline is free and confidential, and run by workers with multicultural backgrounds.
In-language help is available by calling 1800 186 815, where callers speak with a trained worker who understands and respects their culture, needs and concerns, either in the preferred language of the caller or with the help of an interpreter.
- get free health advice from a nurse
- find doctors, hospitals, support, and community health centres
- find nearby support services
- learn about COVID-19, including how to get a vaccination, protect yourself and your family and manage your symptoms if you get COVID-19
Who can use Multicultural Health Connect?
This service is for anyone from a multicultural background, whether they’re an Australian citizen or here on a visa of any kind.
You do not need to speak English to call the helpline. When you call, ask for an interpreter in your language.
24 Hour Health Advice: 1800 022 222.
If it’s an emergency, call triple zero (000).
More information at: https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/multicultural-health-connect