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Health services

A National Health and Hospitals Network for Australia's future

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.

Department of Health

Australia and New Zealand Horizon Scanning Network

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.

Department of Health

Better health channel (Vic)

Site for health and wellbeing information and services sponsored by the State Government of Victoria with related links.

Department of Health [Vic]

Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Scheme

Helps families who are eligible to meet treatment costs for specialised services for cleft lip and cleft palate conditions.

Department of Human Services

Defence Joint Health Command

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.

Department of Defence

Express Plus Students

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.

Department of Human Services

Health Connect

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.

Department of Health

Health programs

The Department of Veterans' Affairs health program exists to promote, improve and maintain the health, wellbeing and independence of the veteran community.

Department of Veterans' Affairs

healthdirect Australia

Provides free* access 24 hours a day to healthcare triage, health advice and health information.
Services include the telephone triage and health advice information line; the Pregnancy, Birth and Baby Helpline; HealthInsite health information; and the After Hours GP Helpline.
*Calls from landlines are free; Mobile charges may apply.

healthdirect Australia

Healthdirect Australia helpline

If it’s not an emergency, but you need health advice, call healthdirect on 1800 022 222 and speak to a registered nurse. The nurse can also connect you to the after hours GP helpline for further medical advice or to an emergency service if necessary.
Queensland callers should call 13HEALTH or 1343 2584.
Victoria callers should call Nurse-on-call on 1300 606 024.
If you think your situation is an emergency, you should always call 000.

healthdirect Australia


iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android – Make an extras claim, check your membership details and find a healthcare provider wherever you are.

Medibank Private Ltd

National Health Services Directory

Search the directory to find health services near you. Provides information about GPs, pharmacies, hospitals and emergency departments.

healthdirect Australia

National Health Services Directory

iPhone, iPad and Android – Find health services, such as general practices, pharmacies, hospitals and emergency departments, when and where you need them.

healthdirect Australia

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

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 with a Reciprocal Healthcare Agreement with Australia, you could get your medicines under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) at a lower cost.

Department of Human Services

Public and private healthcare

Offers links to a range of topics relevant to health care for Australians. These topics include information on hospitals, private health insurance, and the public healthcare system.

Department of 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.

Department of Health

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