Medical and allied health care

Health information for people who have a health concern and require the advice of a GP after-hours.

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TypePrivate company or practice
Operated byHealthdirect Australia

Information to assist with the prevention and management of bladder and bowel problems.

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TypeGovernment - Australian
Operated byDepartment of Social Services

Care coordinators and case managers assist people to access health and community services.

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TypeVarious private and public
Operated byPublic or private practitioners

Community/aged care workers provide general household assistance, emotional support, care and companionship to people in their homes.

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TypeVarious private and public
Operated byPublic or private practitioners

Funding for up to six weeks of a non-clinical case managed program of community care available for people being transferred home from a participating NSW public hospital.

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TypeGovernment - NSW
Operated byMinistry of Health

Information from volunteer dentists about dental treatment, treatment plans and understanding fees and charges.

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TypeNon-profit organisation
Operated byAustralian Dental Association - NSW Branch

Online directory of dental practices in Australia.

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TypeNon-profit organisation
Operated byAustralian Dental Association

Dietitians provide dietary and nutritional advice.

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TypeVarious private and public
Operated byPublic or private practitioners

The general practitioner (GP) is a doctor providing general medical care and some care coordination.

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TypeGovernment - Australian
Operated byAustralia Government

A physiotherapist helps you maintain physical activity and mobility.

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TypeVarious private and public
Operated byPublic or private practitioners

A clinical psychologist has specialised training in the assessment and diagnosis of mental health problems and the assessment and treatment of a wide range of psychological problems.

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TypeVarious private and public
Operated byPublic or private practitioners

A social worker provides counselling on the psychological and emotional aspects of living with motor neurone disease.

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TypeVarious private and public
Operated byPublic or private practitioners

A speech pathologist helps in the management of communication and swallowing.

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TypeVarious private and public
Operated byPublic or private practitioners

An occupational therapist (OT) helps to maintain mobility, function and independence.

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TypeVarious private and public
Operated byPublic or private practitioners

Online directory of optometrists in Australia.

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TypeNon-profit organisation
Operated byOptometry Australia

To access public health services. Eight local health districts cover the Sydney metropolitan region, and seven cover rural and regional NSW.

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TypeGovernment - NSW
Operated byNSW Health

Smartphone app to improve medication management.

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TypeNon-profit organisation
Operated byAged & Community Services NSW & ACT

Rebate on electricity cost for people who have a medically diagnosed inability to self-regulate body temperature when exposed to extremes of environmental temperatures.

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TypeGovernment - NSW
Operated byDepartment of Trade & Investment - Resources and Energy

If you travel overseas you can get help with the cost of essential medical treatment in some countries under the Australian Government's Reciprocal Care Agreements.

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TypeGovernment - Australian
Operated byDepartment of Human Services

Medicare rebate for a maximum of five allied health services each calendar year to help people with a chronic medical condition.

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TypeGovernment - Australian
Operated byDepartment of Human Services