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Title: 8 simple steps to keep safe during your hospital stay
Summary: This patient safety card answers your questions and makes your hospital stay as smooth, safe and comfortable as possible.

Title: A healthy start to life - understanding health and health services: an Afghan community video
Summary: This chapter titled "A health start to life" is one of 6 chapters developed with and for the Afghan community. The 6 chapters aim to: improve the health literacy of viewers, improve appropriate utilisation of health services and in effect improve health. This particular chapter provides insight into the role the family, as well as maternal and child health services in raising healthy children

Title: Aged care services
Summary: Learn about the health and lifestyle issues that we face as we grow older. As we start to rely more on other people, what responsibilities do we take on? Find out more about the kinds of services and support that are in place for older people and their carers.

Title: Alcohol and drug services
Summary: If you or someone you know is affected by alcohol or drugs there are services available to help. Information about identifying drug and alcohol problems, understanding treatment options and learning about the challenges involved in living with an ongoing drug condition are all explored here.

Title: All you need to know about My Health Record (video)
Summary: My health record brings together health information from you, your healthcare providers and Medicare. It is an online summary of your key health information. This website contains information on how it works, it's benefits, who can see your records, your privacy and security control, how to opt out and answers other frequently asked questions.

Title: Are you travelling outside Australia? (Bilingual version)
Summary: Centrelink payment while you are outside Australia.

Title: Australian charter of healthcare rights in Victoria
Summary: The Charter allows patients, consumers, families, carers and services providing health care to share an understanding of the rights of people receiving health care.

Title: Carers, caring and respite care services
Summary: This translated video describes the critical role of carers in Victoria’s health system. The video outlines that there are financial and support services available to carers, encourages the understanding of changes involved in caring and how to plan for those changes, and provides practical advice about how to manage appointments, medication as well as challenging behaviours and communication.

Title: Child, family and relationship services
Summary: This translated, subtitled video outlines the family support services available to help parents raise their children. It emphasises the creation of a safe and nurturing environment for children as a priority and provides information on the kinds of support that are available to children, their parents and carers in Victoria.

Title: Code of conduct for unregistered health practitioners
Summary: The code of conduct for unregistered health practitioners sets out what you can expect from your provider.

Title: Complaint form
Summary: A complaint form for complaints about health services provided in NSW. The Commission deals with complaints about health services affecting the clinical management or care of a patient, the professional conduct of a health practitioner, and risks to the health or safety of the public.

Title: Concerned about your health care?
Summary: If you are concerned about a health service provided to you, talk to your provider as soon as possible. Often this is the fastest and most effective way of resolving your concerns.

Title: Disability services
Summary: Accessing disability services in Victoria can be dependent on your location as well as your particular needs. Learn about the kinds of support that are available for managing disability. Understand the rights of people with a disability and their carers and find information about support groups as well as useful information for managing your healthcare.

Title: Do you need a hospital emergency department - or can your local doctor help?
Summary: A guide to understanding the difference between problems needing hospital emergency treatment, and those that can be helped by your local doctor.

Title: Emergency, crisis and support services
Summary: Emergencies can be medical or family violence emergencies, natural disasters (such as floods, bushfires or heatwaves), communicable diseases (such as pandemic influenza) or a chemical, biological and radioactive emergency. Learn about different types of emergency and the support services that exist to help you if you are in an emergency situation in Victoria. In an emergency, call triple zero (000).

Title: End of life and palliative care services
Summary: End of life and palliative care helps improve your quality of life if you have a life-limiting illness and provides support to your family and carers. End of life and palliative care services include help with daily tasks and access to a range of emotional, spiritual and mental health care options to suit your needs. Services also provide information and advice about death and dying, advance care planning, financial planning and many other issues that can arise at the end of life. You can have end of life and palliative care services delivered in your home, at an inpatient palliative care unit, or in a local hospital.

Title: Get a replacement or duplicate Medicare card using your Medicare online account (Bilingual version)
Summary: Learn how to request a replacement or duplicate Medicare card using your Medicare online account.

Title: Get your immunisation history statement using your Medicare online account (Bilingual statement)
Summary: Learn how to use your Medicare online account to view, print and download an immunisation history statement for yourself or your child under 14 years of age.

Title: Getting medical help on weekends, public holidays and at night
Summary: This resource is designed for migrants living in Victoria and explains the different options available if they need medical help after hours or on weekends. It also explains when to attend the emergency department and when to call an ambulance.

Title: Getting medical help when the doctors clinic is closed - understanding health and health services: an Afghan community video
Summary: This chapter titled "Getting medical help when the doctors clinic is closed" is one of 4 chapters developed with and for the Afghan community. The 4 chapters aim to: improve the health literacy of viewers, improve appropriate utilisation of health services and in effect improve health. This particular chapter provides information on accessing after hours health care services, as well as community health services

Title: Getting ready for school - understanding health and health services: an Afghan community video
Summary: This chapter titled "Getting ready for school" is one of 6 chapters developed with and for the Afghan community. The 6 chapters aim to: improve the health literacy of viewers, improve appropriate utilisation of health services and in effect improve health. This particular chapter provides information on child health, development and child services. These include: maternal and child health services; general practice clinics; and kindergartens, playgroups and mothers groups

Title: Getting the best from your visit to your GP
Summary: A guide to getting the best from your visist to a GP, including information about making appointments and things to remember to tell your doctor.

Title: Getting to know health care in Australia: a pocket guide for new arrivals
Summary: A short overview on Australian health services and how to access them

Title: Glossary of terms - seeing a doctor, specialist or health professional
Summary: This glossary is designed to help you understand the technical terms related to seeing a doctor in Victoria. In particular, it explains the terms specialist or health professionals use. It may also help the work of interpreters in this area.

Title: Hospitals, surgery and procedures
Summary: If you need surgery or other medical procedures, you are likely to attend a clinic or hospital in Victoria. This information will take you through the preparation for a stay in hospital, provide advice about managing your stay through to recovery and discharge. Practical information about paperwork, costs and payments is also available here.

Title: How to make a complaint or provide feedback (bilingual version)
Summary: If Centrelink, Medicare or Child Support haven’t met their service commitments you can make a complaint or povide feedback to help improve their services.

Title: Important information for proposers: Health checks for newly arrived refugees
Summary: To provide proposers (sponsors) of newly arrived refugees with information about seeking medical help for those arriving with difficult health issues and in need of extra support

Title: Informed financial consent: bulk billing patient consent form
Summary: Consent form to be signed by patient for bulk billing

Title: Informed financial consent: non-bulk billing patient consent form
Summary: Financial consent form for non-bulk billing

Title: Making a complaint - Health Complaints Commissioner
Summary: You have the right to access safe, quality healthcare and to be treated with respect. Raising your concerns when this doesn’t happen protects your rights and can improve the health system for all Victorians. How can I launch a complaint with the Health Complaints Commissioner?

Title: Making a complaint (audio version)
Summary: You have the right to access safe, quality healthcare and to be treated with respect. Raising your concerns when this doesn’t happen protects your rights and can improve the health system for all Victorians. How can I launch a complaint with the Health Complaints Commissioner?

Title: Medicare self service (bilingual version)
Summary: You can do a range of Medicare services without having to call or visit us. You can use your Medicare online account through myGov or the Express Plus Medicare mobile app.

Title: Mental health services
Summary: This subtitled video provides information on the range of mental health support services available in Victoria 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It outlines how these services can provide treatment, information, tools and advice on how to deal with a range of mental health issues.

Title: My health in Shepparton
Summary: My Health In Shepparton is a local guide for refugees and asylum seekers on accessing health care in Greater Shepparton. It aims to provide easy to understand information on the Australian health care system and local health services.

Title: My health record
Summary: My health record brings together health information from you, your healthcare providers and Medicare. It is an online summary of your key health information. This website contains information on how it works, it's benefits, who can see your records, your privacy and security control, how to opt out and answers other frequently asked questions.

Title: My health records - my rights
Summary: What are my rights? Under Victorian law, you have the right to know what health information is held about you, how and why it was collected and what it’s being used for. You can ask to see your health information and change it if it’s incorrect. You can also ask to have your health information sent to another health service provider. If these requests are refused, you deserve a written explanation.

Title: My health records - my rights (audio version)
Summary: What are my rights? Under Victorian law, you have the right to know what health information is held about you, how and why it was collected and what it’s being used for. You can ask to see your health information and change it if it’s incorrect. You can also ask to have your health information sent to another health service provider. If these requests are refused, you deserve a written explanation.

Title: My pocket health card
Summary: This resource is intended to be a foldable wallet sized checklist of questions to consider asking health professionals to participate in your health care.

Title: New to Australia - Medicare card and Health Care card
Summary: This video talks about the Medicare Card and the Health Care Card and the types of concessions you can get. It is important to tell the department when your circumstances change.

Title: Our service commitments (bilingual version)
Summary: We provide high quality Centrelink, Medicare, and Child Support services

Title: Physical health care: what to expect from your mental health service
Summary: All NSW mental health services have a responsibility to ensure that the people who use their service receive adequate physical health care. This brochure provides a broad outline of these responsibilities and how they will be met.

Title: Planning and coordinating healthcare
Summary: Your healthcare requirements are uniquely yours. You have an opportunity to plan and coordinate your healthcare within a wide range of services and support available to people in Victoria. These pages will provide information about making decisions and coordinating payment for your healthcare as well as your rights and responsibilities and the best ways to communicate about health.

Title: Pregnancy and birth services
Summary: This translated video provides information on involving health services early and fully understanding your childbirth options to give a great start to a rewarding birth experience. The video outlines the who’s who during pregnancy, birth and newborn care, and helps to understand which records and paperwork are required as well as payment options for having a baby and newborn care in Victoria.

Title: PrEP Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
Summary: This translated fact sheet provides information on on HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. The fact sheet information covers what it is, is it suitable, is it covered under Medicare, is it effective and safe, and also what is needed to get PrEP and the medication. It also covers whether it protects against sexually transmitted infections.

Title: Privacy statement
Summary: The Commission has a Privacy Management Plan, which describes in detail the steps taken to protect your privacy.

Title: Receiving your Medicare benefit payment (bilingual version)
Summary: Whether you claim your benefit at your doctor, online or in person, your Medicare benefit is paid electronically into your nominated bank account. Your payment is usually available the next working day. This factsheet outlines what you need to do.

Title: Recently arrived in Australia? (bilingual version)
Summary: This brochure contains information that might be useful to you if you’ve recently moved to Australia. Settling in can be a challenging experience. As a new arrival, you may be able to get some payments and services from the Australian Government.

Title: Reciprocal health care agreements
Summary: Agreements with 11 countries that covers the cost of medically necessary care when Australians visit certain countries and visitors from these countries visit Australia.

Title: Report fraud
Summary: If you suspect someone may be committing fraud against Centrelink, Medicare or Child Support, you should report it

Title: Resolve concerns about your health care
Summary: If you are concerned about a health service provided, we recommend that you first talk to the provider directly.

Title: Seeing a doctor, specialist or health professional
Summary: Doctors and other health professionals are often our first point of contact with the healthcare system. Identifying the different professional roles in healthcare, learning the language of healthcare and finding new ways to approach consultations are some of the key features of these pages. You will find information for yourself as well as information to help you help someone else you are caring for.

Title: Status resolution support services payment (bilingual version)
Summary: The Status Resolution Support Services (SRSS) payment helps you meet basic living expenses while you are in Australia and waiting to hear about your immigration status.You might be eligible for a Living Allowance. Depending on your circumstances, your payment may also include Rental Assistance Allowance and/or Dependent Child Allowance. You may also be given access to Medicare

Title: Support for grandparents and non-parents caring for children (bilingual version)
Summary: Centrelink can help grandparents and other non-parent carers of children. This fact sheets gives you with more information about your possible entitlements and provides contact details of relevant services.

Title: Talking about health - understanding health and health services: an Afghan community health video
Summary: Hamza is a 45 year old husband and father. Hamza visits a “General Practitioner” (GP) often to check about his health and what he can do to help himself and his family be healthy. He learns that health is about how you feel in your body, your mind and your heart. He also learns that a GP is a doctor who can help look after all health concerns.

Title: The health system in Australia
Summary: This leaflets provides an overview of health services available in Australia with a focus on people living with HIV/AIDS. 7.1 Introduction 7.2 General practitioners 7.3 Sexual health centres 7.4 Hospitals 7.5 Other HIV/AIDS services 7.6 Counsellors, social workers, psychologists 7.7 How to access the services you need 7.8 Interpreters

Title: The refugee health check for Syrians and Iraqis
Summary: This video outlines what new arrivals from Syria and Iraq can expect when they attend their initial Refugee Health Assessments with their GP and/or Nurse. It outlines the importance of why patients need a health check, what the check involves, why vaccinations are important, what to bring to the appointments, confidentiality and Interpreters.

Title: The Victorian health system
Summary: Victoria’s health system offers a vast range of services and support to Victorians across the state. Whether you are seeing a doctor, going to hospital for surgery or in need of emergency or crisis support, these pages outline the services that are available to you. They will also highlight the benefits of planning ahead and show you new ways to coordinate your healthcare.

Title: Understanding the Australian medical system
Summary: This resource was designed to help migrants living in Victoria to navigate and understand the Australian medical system. It briefly explains Medicare and Centrelink cards and the entitlements they offer, how to book a doctor appointment, what bulk billing means, the difference between a GP and a specialist doctor, what a pharmacy is and explains when you need a prescription to buy medicine.

Title: Update your bank account details using your Medicare online account (Bilingual version)
Summary: Learn how to update your bank account details using your Medicare online account.

Title: Update your personal information using your Medicare online account (Bilingual information)
Summary: Learn how to update your personal information using your Medicare online account

Title: Victorian Patient Transport Assistance Scheme Guidelines (2015)
Summary: Victorian Patient Transport Assistance Scheme Guidelines (2015) - the VPTAS subsidies the travel and accommodation costs incurred by rural Victorians who have no option but to travel more than 100km one way or average of 500 km a week for one or more weeks to receive approved medical specialist services.

Title: When you are feeling sad or worried - understanding health and health services: an Afghan community video
Summary: This chapter titled "When you are feeling sad or worried" is one of 4 chapters developed with and for the Afghan community. The 4 chapters aim to: improve the health literacy of viewers, improve appropriate utilisation of health services and in effect improve health. This particular chapter provides information about mental health and wellbeing and accessing mental health services

Title: When you need to see a doctor - understanding health and health services: an Afghan community video
Summary: This chapter titled "When you need to see a doctor" is one of 4 chapters developed with and for the Afghan community. The 4 chapters aim to: improve the health literacy of viewers, improve appropriate utilisation of health services and in effect improve health. This particular chapter provides insight into the role of a GP and community pharmacy

Title: Working with your healthcare team
Summary: There is a range of healthcare professionals who help manage arthritis, and this sheet outlines what each member of the healthcare team does and how to find them. It also includes tips on being prepared for and getting the most from a visit to a health professional.

Title: Your health (bilingual version)
Summary: Your health This brochure outlines some of the benefits and services available for those enrolled in Medicare. Medicare helps Australians, and other eligible people, with the cost of some medical, medicine, and optical and hospital care.

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