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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 improve health. This particular chapter provides information on accessing after hours health care services, as well as community health services
01 Jun 2015... 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 improve health. This particular chapter provides information on child health, development and child services. These include: maternal and child health services; general practice clinics; kindergartens, playgroups and mothers groups.
01 Aug 2017... 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.
01 May 2021... Fact sheet on NDIS planning. Your NDIS plan is how much the NDIS will pay for your support workers, services, and other items you might need. It is essential that you receive the proper funding to purchase the services you need. Your NDIS plan will also include a copy of your NDIS goals. These are the goals that the NDIS will ask about at your 12-month review meeting. You will have regular reviews with the NDIS, most reviews are at 12 or 24 months (1 or 2 years).
31 Mar 2023... This resource was designed to help migrants in Victoria 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.
01 Oct 2022... Every day thousands of people receive health care. Sometimes things go wrong which cause unintentional harm to you or someone you care for. In health care, this is known as an incident. Your healthcare provider (such as a doctor or nurse) should talk with you about it as soon as possible. Open disclosure is the discussion with you, your healthcare provider and the people you may choose to support you (such as your family, carer or friend) about an incident that caused harm whilst receiving health care.
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.
01 Apr 2015... This chapter titled 'A healthy 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 improve health. This particular chapter provides insight into the role the family, as well as maternal and child health services in raising healthy children.
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 and medication as well as challenging behaviours and communication.
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.
01 Aug 2017... 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.
01 Aug 2017... 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.
01 Dec 2015... The Department of Health Victoria is committed to maintaining a high standard and continuously improving the VPTAS processes, including providing a respectful and responsive complaints and review handling system for patients, consumers, carers, health professionals and the VPTAS Office staff. The department wants to know how we can best manage the VPTAS to help rural Victorians to access the specialist medical services they need. Listening to you and learning about any concerns you may have about the VPTAS will help to improve the process for all Victorians who need to use the scheme. You can either request a review or provide feedback by making a complaint or complimenting the VPTAS.
01 Feb 2022... For many people, access to medicines, first aid equipment and non-emergency health advice or treatment is required in the after-hours period when local doctors or other medical services may not be available. To provide increased access to pharmacy services the Victorian Government has recently introduced 24-hour Supercare Pharmacies.Supercare Pharmacies are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with a private consulting room and free registered nursing service on site from 6 pm to 10 pm, everyday.
01 Apr 2020... An Easy English resource produced by Enliven explains Telehealth to the community. Telehealth is a way you can have an appointment with your clinician from your home. A 'clinician' is a doctor, nurse, counsellor, or other person helping you to look after your health. You have your appointment over the phone or by video. You can speak to your clinician. You can see them on a screen if you are using video
01 May 2021... Brochure about using a psychologist through the NDIS. Psychologists help you to learn about yourself. They can help you learn skills to manage your thoughts and emotions. The brochure includes information about mental health, what psychologists can (and can't) do for you, your rights and entitlements and steps for using a psychologist.
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.
01 Dec 2015... Victorian Patient Transport Assistance Scheme Guidelines (2015) - the VPTAS subsidises the travel and accommodation costs incurred by rural Victorians who have no option but to travel more than 100km one way or an average of 500 km a week for one or more weeks to receive approved medical specialist services.
01 Nov 2019... Feeling unwell and not sure what to do? This video is a guide to the most appropriate healthcare action. It covers the types of healthcare services available in Australia including GPs, the healthdirect helpline, pharmacists and explains when a visit to the emergency department is necessary.
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.
01 Jun 2019... 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.
01 Nov 2022... The fact sheet provides information about health assessment on arrival in Australia for humanitarian arrivals: Why have health checks after you arrive in Australia? Why is vaccination important? What should you bring with you? What happens after the health check? Confidentiality, and interpreters.
18 Jun 2023... This booklet provides essential information about the public health care system in NSW. Topics include: how to call an ambulance, what Medicare can be used for, how to get medications in Australia, and how to see a specialist. It also describes key health services in NSW and much more.
01 Aug 2017... 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.
01 Aug 2017... 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.
01 Mar 2018... Feeling unwell and not sure what to do? This video is a guide to the most appropriate healthcare action. It covers the types of healthcare services available in Australia including GPs, the healthdirect helpline, pharmacists and explains when a visit to the emergency department is necessary.
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 supports that are available to children, their parents and carers in Victoria.
01 Aug 2017... 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 emergencies 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).
01 Apr 2021... 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.
Hamza is a 45-year-old husband and father. Hamza visits a General Practitioner (GP) often to check on his health and what he can do to help himself and his family be healthy. He learned that health is about how you feel in your body, mind and heart. He also learns that a GP is a doctor who can help look after all health concerns.
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
01 Jan 2023... In Australia, most people go to a family doctor (also known as General Practitioner or ‘GP’) when they have a health problem or need a health check-up. Your GP will do the initial checks and decide if you need to see a specialist. The GP will write a letter to refer you to a specialist doctor.
01 Feb 2023... The Victoria Government funded PHNs to establish new GP-led Priority Primary Care Centres (PPCCs) to improve access to primary care, particularly in the after-hours period, and ease pressure on emergency departments. The clinics are supporting nearby hospital emergency departments by providing GP-led care for urgent but non-life-threatening conditions such as mild infections, fractures and burns. They also offer pathology and imaging services onsite or nearby. Care is available to anyone with or without a Medicare card, at no cost to the patient. (Costs may be required for imaging, pathology and other services.)
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