Health care options campaign

Most people with respiratory illnesses such as influenza or COVID-19 will experience mild symptoms that can be managed at home.

This campaign aims to raise awareness to the general public in the metropolitan area of the available health care options if they are experiencing mild or worsening respiratory symptoms.

For more information visit HealthyWA (external site).

Objectives

Raise awareness to the general public in the metropolitan area of the available health care options if they are experiencing mild or worsening respiratory symptoms.

Key messages
  • Most people with respiratory illnesses will experience mild symptoms that can be managed at home.
  • If your symptoms worsen, there are health care options available.
  • For mild symptoms, such as fever, cough, fatigue, headache, runny nose, take care of yourself and rest and recover at home.
  • For worsening symptoms, call your GP or GP respiratory clinic, visit a pharmacy or call healthdirect Australia on 1800 022 222.
  • For severe or life-threatening symptoms, such as severe shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chest pain or coughing up blood, call Triple Zero 9000) for an ambulance.
Target audience

State-wide, general population, 18–65yrs

Timing

July–August 2022

Campaign materials

Radio ATN

Leave emergency departments for emergencies. Most mild respiratory symptoms can be managed at home. If they worsen, see your GP, pharmacy or call Health Direct.

Social statics

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Green Mild symptoms graphic - rest and recover at home Orange worsening symptoms graphic - call your GP

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Contact us

The campaign is coordinated by the Clinical Excellence Division in conjunction with the Communications Directorate.

Contact us if you need further information or materials in alternative formats.

Email: communications@health.wa.gov.au