In a life threatening emergency dial Triple Zero (000)

In a life threatening emergency dial Triple Zero (000)
ACT Public Hospitals

Canberra Hospital

5124 0000


Calvary Hospital

6201 6111

Mental Health

Call Mental Health Triage on

1800 629 354

(free call except from mobiles or public phones) or

6205 1065

Poisons Hotline

For a poison emergency in Australia call

131126

Drug and Alcohol Help Line

The Drug and Alcohol Help Line is available 24-hours, 7 days a week on

5124 9977

Health Protection Service

For after hours urgent public health matters including environmental health, radiation safety, food poisoning and communicable disease management phone:

(02) 6205 1700

healthdirect

24 hour health advice

1800 022 222

ACT State Emergency Service

Emergency help
during flood or storms

132 500

Health justice partnerships


What is a health justice partnership?Get out of here

Health justice partnerships connect health and legal care to provide support in places where people are already turning for help. This is a new way for lawyers to reach vulnerable people and help address their often complex needs. In a health justice partnership, a lawyer is embedded in hospitals and community health settings as an extension of the trusted health team. Together they can provide integrated and comprehensive care.

When legal and other support services are provided early, it can significantly improve both legal and health outcomes. For those affected by domestic and family violence, this support can be life changing and lifesaving.

Three health justice partnerships have been operating in the ACT since January 2019. The health justice partnerships provide free and confidential legal information in locations where parents go for health or family appointments.

Legal issues can have a negative impact on health. For someone affected by domestic and family violence, a conversation with a lawyer can be an important step in seeking help for themselves and their families.

Read the review of the ACT’s first three health justice partnerships. The review includes how we designed the service, how we have tested it and the results we found.

Health Justice Partnerships [PDF 2.4MB]

Family Safety Hub Justice Partnerships