Will give you the status all of the nodes if you are in a clustered deployment.
The url below will let you moniter the other services. If you get a respons back it's "a ok".
If no respons the service is dead.
The services api also offers this functionality if you need to integrate with other systems.
I don't know it this is what you're looking for but I'm using the free version of Opmanager to monitor QV services on all my servers. This software can give all kind of alerts when services go down or have a delay in responding, as well as giving me statistics.