Department of Health and Aged Care

Information for the general public and the health and aged care workforce about the Australian Government's health policies, programs and regulations.

We are Health and Aged Care

Helping keep Australians healthy and safe.

Medicare Urgent Care Clinics 

Medicare Urgent Care Clinics (UCCs) give you and your family more options to see a doctor or nurse when you need care for urgent, but not life-threatening illnesses or injuries.

Find your nearest Medicare Urgent Care Clinic

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Mental health support contacts

Phone numbers, information and support for mental health for yourself or someone you care about.

60-day prescriptions of PBS medicines

Learn about the changes to Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) medicine prescriptions.

Health Star Ratings

Use the Health Star Rating system to make healthier choices when purchasing fresh and packaged foods.

Childhood immunisation

Childhood immunisation is a safe, free and effective way to protect your kids from serious diseases.

National Men’s Health Strategy 2020–2030

Find out what we’re doing to improve the health of men and boys in Australia.

Hearing health

Learn more about how to look after your hearing health.

Palliative care

Education and training resources for aged and primary care staff.

Time for a booster?

Adults can top up 6 months after a COVID-19 vaccination or infection.

Our Corporate Plan 2023–24

Our corporate plan outlines how we will deliver the health system for all Australians throughout 2023–24.

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