LINKS

While the following websites may be helpful, the information should not be viewed as the opinion of your GP nor regarded as a replacement for a consult. Please feel free to discuss information from these sites with your GP at your next appointment.

Lung Cancer Research

Lung cancer is now the most common form of cancer in the world, killing an estimated 1.8 million people in 2018.  Yet, most of the public are unaware of the full extent of the disease, the causes and risk factors, or that there are different types.  Therefore, we are making it our mission to provide our resource to as many people as possible. 

PATS - Get financial assistance to travel to your out of town appointment!

PATS = Patient Assisted Transport
Did you know that you can apply for a subsidy to travel to your appointments.  Click on the link below to access the PATS application form.  

How to Use CBD for Arthritis Pain

Arthritis—a medical condition characterized by chronic and sometimes debilitating joint pain—is the leading cause of disability in the United States according to the Arthritis Foundation.

Additionally, this condition currently afflicts roughly 54 million adult Americans, with this number expected to rise to 78 million by the year 2040.

In an effort to relieve this chronic pain and improve their quality of life without having to rely on what are oftentimes highly addictive painkillers, many arthritis patients are seeking alternative treatments.

Many are finding these positive results with CBD products.

Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a malignant tumor that is caused by inhaled asbestos fibers and forms in the lining of the lungs, abdomen or heart. Symptoms can include shortness of breath and chest pain. The life expectancy for most mesothelioma patients is approximately 12 months after diagnosis. Treatment may improve prognosis and can include surgery, chemotherapy or radiation.

Travel Health - Well To Go

Whether you’re backpacking, planning a getaway holiday or going on a business trip, it’s a good idea to think about the potential travel health hazards before you leave Australia.  Within our website you'll find information on a variety of travel health topics.  From air travel tips through to travel vaccinations, this site will help you plan for a safer and healthier trip.

My Aged Care - Make a Referral

If you need some help around the house or think it’s time to look into aged care homes, My Aged Care is here to help. 

My Aged Care - Find a Provider

There are four key things to consider when you are looking to set up an aged care service:

the service, costs, availability, and quality.   There may also be situations where you need or prefer to use a private aged care provider.   It’s important to find the right match for you.

Mesothelioma

2000 - 3000 individuals die every year due to Mesothelioma, with symptoms not appearing until 20 - 40 years after exposure to asbestos.  The scariest time for most families is directly after diagnosis.  Therefore, we are making it our mission to provide our resource to as many people as possible.

Mater Health - Translated Health Information

This website provides translated material for use by health practitioners and organisations who work with culturally and linguistically diverse communities. It includes a wealth of information about health, including some audio and video files and links. Search by topic or language.

National Auslan Interpreter Booking and Payment Service

NABS provides interpreters for Deaf, Deafblind and hard of hearing people who use sign language and would like an interpreter for private health care appointments.

NABS is free to people who are not eligible for NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme).

Sign language services to Deaf Indigenous people are provided for both public and private health care appointments.

Services include:

  • Face to face interpreting (onsite)

  • Video Remote Interpreting (online)

 

We are a registered NDIS service provider since 2013 and can assist NDIS participants with all their sign language interpreting needs which includes health care and other interpreting needs.

 

For further information on NABS and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), visit our NDIS page.

Interpreters can be for Deaf adults and Deaf children.

  • Deaf parents with hearing children

  • Deaf children with hearing adults

 

National Relay Service

The National Relay Service (NRS) assists Australians who are deaf, hard of hearing.

Healthdirect Australia

Healthdirect Australia is a national, government-owned, not-for-profit organisation. We deliver a range of innovative services to provide every Australian with access to trusted health information and advice, when and where they need it.

Alzheimer's Australia

Advocates for the needs of people living with dementia, & for their families & carers. Also provides a helpline, support services,  counselling, respite services, education & information.

Arthritis

Provides support and information to people with arthritis & their families and friends, promotes awareness, funds research, informs health professionals. 

The Asthma Foundation

Research, provision of advice and information, telephone health coaching service, patient support, advocacy, treatment, fundraising, online asthma test, helpline.

Beyond Blue

Raise awareness of, and reduce the impact of depression, anxiety and suicide, reduce people’s experiences of stigma and discrimination, provide support and services, provide 24/7 advice and support via telephone and email

Breast Screen WA

Free breast screening mammograms for women aged 50 – 74 years every two years. Information and advice provided. Online and telephone booking. Information re where mobile units are.

The Cancer Council

Advises the Australian Government and other bodies on practices and policies to help prevent, detect and treat cancer. Advocate for the rights of cancer patients for best treatment and supportive care and provide information, support and advice

Carers WA

To enhance and promote carers’ health and wellbeing via the provision of specialist information and advice, resources, carer support through counselling, education / training, social support, retreats and events and carer advocacy and representation.

Diabetes Australia

Patient support, advice and information, subsidised products, raising awareness, promoting prevention and early detection, advocating for better standards of care, funding research

Epilepsy

Aims to increase epilepsy awareness and understanding in the community, and facilitate self-management of epilepsy for people with the condition. Provide information, advice, case management, funding, camps for families.

Sexual Health Quarters

Online booking for: advice and information on contraception, counselling, pap smears, STI Drop-In Clinic, STI testing and treatment, unplanned pregnancy counselling

HACC

Provides basic support services for eligible people of all ages with a disability and their carers to assist them to continue living independently at home, including social activity, household tasks, personal care, shopping, banking.

Headspace

National Youth Mental Health Foundation provides early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds & helps promote wellbeing. Focus on mental health, physical health, work and study support & alcohol & other drug services.   Services include: information and services, centres, online counselling service, and suicide support program. 

The Heart Foundation

Funds cardiovascular research, guides health professionals, public education, free health information service, patient support, advocacy

Immunise Australia Program

Funds free vaccination programs, administers the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register and provides information to the public and health professionals.

Kids Helpline

24 hour information & support for kids and young people - free confidential counselling service for ages 5-25 on the phone, via email and in live WebChat.  

Medicare

If you are eligible, Medicare covers: free or subsidised treatment by health professionals, free treatment & accommodation in a public hospital, 75% of the Medicare Schedule fee for services and procedures if you are a private patient in a public or private hospital.

Medline Plus

Provides information about the latest treatments, drugs or supplements clinical trials & the meanings of words. Also provides medical videos & illustrations

Mens Shed

Provide a safe, friendly & healing environment where men can work on meaningful projects at their own pace in their own time with other men. Aim is to advance the well-being and health of men & encourage social inclusion.

Ngala

Works with families to enhance the parenting experience & the development of young children. Services include: child & parent centres, child care, community & parenting workshops, consultations, day & overnight stays, helpline.

Parkinsons Australia

Advocates, lobbies, raises awareness, provides information and education, encourages research.

PATS (Patient Assisted Travel Scheme)

Provides a subsidy towards the cost of travel and accommodation for eligible patients travelling long distances for certain categories of specialist medical services. Online forms & information.

Quit

Provides information, advice and support on how to quit smoking, including a helpline and phone text support.

Relationships Australia

Services include counselling & mediation for partners, the aged & problem gamblers, family violence prevention, children’s contact service, family dispute resolution, and rural & remote counselling by telephone & online.

Silver Chain

Provide: specialist health services, personal care, continence management service, home care, home & garden help, community & companionship, home hospital, support for family & carers, palliative care, primary health centers, falls prevention & safety, assessment services.

St John Ambulance

Provide: First Aid training & kits, First Aid & Health Services at community and public events, assistance for national disaster relief, community care services for the aged, infirm, immobile and lonely, Ambulance services, Public access defibrillators.

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