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Find government information about Australian medical services.
Provides hearing services to people eligible under the Australian Government Hearing Services Program.
Provides information regarding poly implant protheses (PIP) breast implants. The 24 hours information line 1800 217 257 can assist individuals concerned about breast implants.
Department of Health
Provides reimbursement of up to $400 for new or replacement external breast prostheses for eligible Australian women who have had a mastectomy as a result of breast cancer.
Department of Human Services
The continence helpline on 1800 330 066 is an advisory service for people with bladder or bowel control problems. Staffed by a team of continence nurse advisors, the service is available from Monday to Friday, between 8.00am and 8.00pm AEST.
Continence Foundation of Australia
Department of Social Services
Encourages people to register their decision about becoming an organ and/or tissue donor and to discuss their decision with family and friends. Discover the facts about organ and tissue donation.
Australian Organ and Tissue Authority
If it’s not an emergency, but you need health advice, call healthdirect on 1800 022 222 and speak to a registered nurse. The nurse can also connect you to the after hours GP helpline for further medical advice or to an emergency service if necessary.
Queensland callers should call 13HEALTH or 1343 2584.
Victoria callers should call Nurse-on-call on 1300 606 024.
If you think your situation is an emergency, you should always call 000.
Manages the supply of blood and blood products and services on behalf of the Australian Government and state and territory governments.
National Blood Authority
Search the directory to find health services near you. Provides information about GPs, pharmacies, hospitals and emergency departments.
NHSD – Find a health service
Provides links to health services for a range of specific diseases or health issues.
Department of Health
Provides counselling and group programs to Australian veterans and peacekeepers and their families. It is a specialised, free and confidential Australia-wide service. Call 1800 011 046 to arrange an interview.
Department of Veterans’ Affairs