In an emergency, always call triple zero (000). It’s a free call from any phone, mobile or phone box.

For other urgent medical issues, go to an Emergency Department.

Our Emergency Departments are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week:

Interpreter services

Patients, carers and families have the right to an interpreter when you use a NSW Health service. You can use an interpreter if you, your carer or family:

  • do not speak English as a first language, or
  • are deaf.

Interpreters are free and confidential.

Interpreters are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Interpreters may attend in person, by phone or by video.

Your health service must use a professional interpreter. A family member cannot be your interpreter for legal reasons. However, they are welcome to attend to your health appointment with you.

If you or your family member needs an interpreter, please ask our staff.

Access a range of Interpreter Required Cards in different languages

You can access the NSW Health Care Interpreting Services here

You can also access the NSW Health Multicultural Communication Services here.