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If you have a medical emergency and you require urgent assistance, please call 111 immediately.

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.

For general health advice, please call Healthline 0800 611 116

Request a call back from a Healthline nurse or paramedic

If you dont need help or advice straight away, ask the Healthline team to call you

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Healthline NZ support is free

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Online help for health info and self-care resources

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Health information

The Healthify website has reliable and trustworthy health information and self-care resources – including about diarrhoea, vomiting, the morning after pill.

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Summer wellbeing

Resources to help keep you and your whānau healthy and safe over the summer and holiday months. And info and tips on common issues like gastro, sunburn, heatstroke.

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Stomach pain

Pain in your abdomen (stomach or puku) is common. It's important to know what to do and when you need to see a doctor or get some advice on how to manage it at home.

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Measles

Information about measles and also exposure locations in Aotearoa.

Cold, flu or COVID?

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Cold, flu or COVID-19?

Having a cold, the flu or COVID-19 is now common during winter. It's good to know the differences.

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Flu (influenza) symptoms and care

Details on the symptoms of the flu and how to look after yourself.
Most people recover within a week or two, but it can cause serious illness in some people. Vaccination is your best protection.

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Flu vaccination - adults

Information on what it is, who should get it, and how it’s given.

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Flu vaccination – tamariki / children

Why children need the flu vaccine, how it works, and where you can get the flu vaccination for your child.

Sore throats and coughs

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Sore throats

Good advice on causes, symptoms, and treatment.

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Sore throats - children

Māori and Pasifika children are most at risk of developing rheumatic fever and should see a doctor or nurse if they show ANY sign of sore throat

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Coughs - children

Information about coughing and how to look after your tamaiti/ child with a cough.

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Coughs - adults

Things you can do to make life easier while you’ve got a cough – and also about when you should seek medical advice.

COVID health information – including antivirals

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General COVID-19 information

Click here for general information on COVID-19 including isolation, testing and travel information.

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How to manage at home if you have COVID

Follow the link above.

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Healthpoint - Testing Centre Location

Follow the link above.

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Antivirals

Find out more by clicking on the link above

COVID vaccination information

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COVID-19 vaccination information

Information about vaccine strategy, safety and effectiveness, getting a vaccine, fact sheets about the vaccine and the immunisation process.

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COVID-19 vaccine in children 5 years old and over

Here are some common questions and answers for COVID vaccine for children.

Find details and opening times for pharmacies and other healthcare providers

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Healthpoint provides up-to-date information about healthcare providers (GPs, pharmacies, social services, hospitals, testing and vaccination sites, mental health support) and their opening hours and services.

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If you’re away from home and have forgotten your regular medications, most pharmacies can help with a three-day supply. Search for a pharmacy near you.

Māori and Pasifika health

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Māori health topics

Links include health information in te reo Māori, tapa whā and wellbeing information, and Hikitia te Hā breathing exercises.

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Rongoā Māori

An introduction to traditional Māori healing.

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Taking care of your wairua

Uplifting your wairua (spiritual wellbeing).

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Pasifika health topics

Gagana fa'a Sāmoa information, Faka-Tonga information, Pasifika health services.