This report sets out major structural reforms to establish the financing and governance foundations of a National Health and Hospitals Network for Australia’s future. The Government expects that these reforms will permanently establish the Australian Government as the majority funder of hospitals and place the Australian health system onto a sustainable and self-improving footing for the future.
This section of the Department of Health and Ageing site contains a comprehensive range of topics relevant to Ageing for Consumers. These topics include information on Help to Stay at Home, Residential Care, Caring for Someone, Support for People with Special Needs and related Publications.
The Australia and New Zealand Horizon Scanning Network (ANZHSN) aims to provide advance notice of significant new and emerging technologies to health departments in Australia and New Zealand, and to exchange information and evaluate the potential impact of emerging technologies on their respective health systems.
The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (the Program) commenced on 1 July 2008 and will offer testing to people turning 50, 55 or 65 years of age between January 2008 and December 2010. Bowel cancer can be treated successfully if detected in its early stages, but currently less than 40 per cent of bowel cancers are detected early.
The Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Scheme helps families to meet treatment costs for specialised services for cleft lip and cleft palate conditions. If you are eligible for the scheme you can claim benefits until the age of 28 years, however you must have been registered for the scheme before you turned 22 years.
Defence Joint Health Command (JHC) provides health care and, from the health perspective, ensures the preparedness of Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel for operations, as well as preparing deployable elements of JHC for deployment in support of operations.
iPhone, iPod, iPad and Android - Offers students and Australian apprentices a simple way to do their Centrelink business on the go using their iPhone. Connecting with Centrelink just go easier.
If your require after-hours medical advice and cannot access your usual GP, call the GP helpline on 1800 022 222 for assistance.
Queensland callers should call 13HEALTH (1343 2584).
Tasmania callers should call GP Assist on 1300 780 011.
Victoria callers should call Nurse-on-call on 1300 606 024.
If you think your situation is an emergency, you should always call 000.
HealthConnect is a change management strategy to improve safety and quality in health care. It is a partnership between the Australian, State and Territory Governments which aims to leverage e-health systems so that vital health information can be securely exchanged between health care providers such as doctors, specialists, pharmacists, pathologists and hospitals and so on.
The Department of Veterans' Affairs health program exists to promote, improve and maintain the health, wellbeing and independence of the veteran community.
HealthInsite topic page linking to information about health services, including directories of services available in each state and territory, complaints handling, consultation and consumer participation in development of services, grants and funding of services, health facilities, insurance and products, and support services for specific conditions, diseases, and population groups.
Healthinsite provides links to some of Australia's most authoritative health organisations and their websites.
healthdirect Australia provides free* access 24 hours a day to healthcare triage, health advice and health information. Services include the healthdirect Australia telephone triage, health advice and information line; the Pregnancy, Birth & Baby Helpline; HealthInsite, your gateway to reliable health information; and the After Hours GP Helpline. *Calls from landlines are free; Mobile charges may apply.
iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android - Make an extras claim, check your membership details and find a healthcare provider wherever you are.
Register for Medibank Private online member services.
Provides information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health programs as well as contact information for people working within the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH).
The Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) helps cover the cost of a wide range of prescription medicines. If you are an Australian resident enrolled in Medicare, or a visitor from a country that has a Reciprocal Healthcare Agreement with Australia, you may be able to get your medicines under the PBS at a subsidised rate.
This section of the Department of Health and Ageing site contains a comprehensive range of topics relevant to Healthcare Systems for Consumers. These topics include information on GST, Private Health and Public Health.
This section of the Department of Health and Ageing site contains a comprehensive range of topics relevant to Services for Consumers. These topics include information on Aged Care services, Medical Services, Rehabilitation Services (CRS Australia), Rural Health Services, Hearing Services, Diagnostic Services, eHealth, Pathology Services and State Health Services.