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  1. Medical treatment decision makers

    30 Sep 2019

    You can appoint someone to be your medical power of attorney, also known as ‘enduring power of attorney (medical treatment)’, to make medical decisions on your behalf when, in certain circumstances...

  2. Types of doctors and health professionals

    03 Jul 2019

    Doctors and other health professionals all have a different role to play in your healthcare...

  3. After-hours healthcare options

    03 Jul 2019

    For unexpected after-hours medical issues, there are telephone helplines, pharmacies, after-hours medical clinics or doctors who can visit you at home...

  4. Primary healthcare explained

    03 Jul 2019

    Primary healthcare is the first contact a person has with the health care system when they have a health problem. This is usually your general practitioner (GP) or pharmacist...

  5. Children and health services

    03 Jul 2019

    There is a range of subsidised and free health services, including services for mental health and dental health, available for children in Victoria...

  6. Advance care plans

    Advance care plans can help the people close to you and those caring for you to know what is important to you about the level of healthcare and quality of life you would want...

  7. Aids and equipment at home

    27 Mar 2019 Aids and equipment at home

    Disability aids and equipment such as wheelchairs, walking frames and braces can help people with disabilities and the elderly gain more independence...

  8. Confidentiality and privacy in healthcare

    03 Jan 2019

    There are laws that set out how healthcare professionals can collect and store your health information and when they are allowed to share it...

  9. Complaints about health services

    03 Jan 2019

    The Health Complaints Commissioner can accept complaints about anyone who claims to provide a health service...

  10. Managing your health

    03 Jan 2019 Managing your health

    You can manage your health by learning about healthy living, taking steps to prevent disease and having regular health checks with your doctor...