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Call Healthline free:

  • For general health advice and information call  0800 611 116 anytime
  • For COVID-19 health advice call 0800 358 5453 anytime
  • For COVID-19 vaccination advice call 0800 28 29 26 (8am – 8pm 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
Good things to know about Healthline.
  • The Healthline team 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.
  •  They can also engage with the NZ Relay Services and support you if you are Deaf, hearing impaired, Deafblind or speech impaired. Note that NZ Relay Services are only available for limited hours.
  • Phone calls are free – including from a mobile phone.
  • You can call anytime 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Healthline is staffed by an experienced team that includes registered nurses, paramedics and health advisors, who can provide you with health information and advice on care.

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