Welcome

The Department of Health manages government health services for the wellbeing of all Tasmanians. A new-look website will launch in 2019. More about us...

Find a hospital

Find a service

In case of emergency dial 000

healthdirect 24hr advice 1800 022 222

General enquiries 1300 135 513

Public Health Hotline 1800 671 738

Top stories

Subscribe to our RSS feed Follow us on Twitter

New rapid response health service in the community

Southern Tasmanians will now benefit from a Community Rapid Response Service that brings health professionals to patients’ in the community... more


Hepatitis C treatment, there is a cure!

Following World Hepatitis Day last week, Public Health Services has released a podcast featuring a Tasmanian woman speaking on the... more


NW man in hospital with meningococcal disease

A 20-year-old Burnie man is in the North West Regional Hospital following treatment for invasive meningococcal disease.Public Health Services is... more


Mental Health Integration Taskforce Report

A Mental Health Hospital Avoidance Program is amongst key reforms announced in response to the recommendations of the southern Mental... more


Public health advice - listeria infections

Public Health Services has reiterated that health warnings regarding food products and listeria infection are aimed at people at increased... more


Features

Winter Plan

Every winter our hospitals and ambulance services experience a surge in demand as more illnesses circulate in the community. We have released a Winter Demand Management Plan to help manage and, where possible, prevent the impact of winter illnesses. See how we’ll manage winter demand in 2019

My Health Record

My Health Record is an electronic summary of an individual’s key health information.

Meningococcal

Meningococcal disease is a rare but serious illness. If you suspect that you or someone you care for may have Meningococcal seek emergency medical treatment immediately.

Private Rental Incentives

Incentives will be offered to property owners to encourage them to make their private rental properties available and affordable to low income households.

NDIS

The roll out to the full National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) commenced on 1 July 2016.

One State, One Health System; Better Outcomes

The State Government has announced changes to the way health is structured and administered in Tasmania.