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We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people and recognise any other people or families with connection to the lands of the ACT and region.

We’ll take good care of your health.

Canberra offers exceptional health and medical services. 

Whether you need a hospital, General Practitioner (GP) or specialist care, you’ll find high quality health care in Canberra. 


We have several large, well-equipped hospitals. 

Canberra Hospital

Canberra Hospital is the largest public hospital in our region. It offers:

  • acute inpatient and day services
  • outpatient services
  • women’s and children’s services
  • paediatrics
  • pathology

Calvary Public Hospital

Calvary Public Hospital Bruce provides acute care and emergency services. It offers medical, surgical and maternity services. The hospital also manages: 

Calvary also offers a Hospital in the Home program for suitable patients.

University of Canberra Hospital

The University of Canberra Hospital purpose-built for rehabilitation. It’s for people over the age of 18 who are experiencing mental illness or recovering from surgery, illness or injury.

Centenary Hospital for Women and Children

The Centenary Hospital for Women and Children offers a range of services for women, children and families. These include:

Walk-in Centres

Walk-in Centres offer free health care for minor injuries and illnesses. They are in Belconnen, Gungahlin, Tuggeranong, and Weston Creek. A 5th Walk-in Centre will open in Dickson in 2020.

You’ll find maps for each location here. Opening hours are from 7.30am to 10pm daily, including public holidays. You don’t need an appointment.

All Walk-in Centres are led by a team of highly skilled advanced practice nurses and nurse practitioners. They have extensive experience in treating people with minor injuries and illnesses. There are no doctors at our clinics.


With telehealth you can attend your medical appointment using video conferencing from home.

Community Health Centres

Belconnen Community Health Centre, and others across the city, provide residents with convenience and the services they need.

We have 6 community health centres across the ACT. They provide general and specialist health services to people of all ages. You’ll find health centres in:

Access Mental Health

Access Mental Health operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It offers a first point of contact for people concerned about their mental health and wellbeing or experiencing a mental health crisis.

Canberra Sexual Health Centre

Canberra Sexual Health Centre offers free testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections. It’s the region’s largest HIV outpatient service.

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