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.

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Videos to help you navigate the health system

  1. Preparing to leave hospital (video)

    25th June 2018

    If illness or injury forces you to take time off from work, it can have a big impact on your life. The time it takes to recover full health can change the way you feel about yourself. You can lose...

  2. Finding services and support with Better Health Channel (video)

    29th June 2016

    Healthcare tools, videos and articles designed to help you discover options for support, locate services meeting your needs, with tips for critical decisions at different stages of your health journey...

  3. About emergency, crisis and support services in Victoria (video)

    29th June 2016

    Victoria’s emergency, crisis and support services respond to a broad range of serious situations, such as medical emergencies, family crisis or environmental disasters...

  4. About pregnancy and birth services in Victoria (video)

    29th June 2016

    Victoria’s pregnancy, birth and maternal services, help from planning a pregnancy through to giving birth and caring for a newborn...

  5. About disability services in Victoria (video)

    29th June 2016

    Learn about options and services available to people with a disability living in Victoria...

  6. About carers, caring and respite care services (video)

    29th June 2016

    There are support services to for both carers, and those being cared for...

  7. Guide to planning and coordinating healthcare (video)

    29th June 2016

    Tips and information to help you manage your healthcare...

  8. About hospitals, surgery and procedures in Victoria (video)

    29th June 2016

    Victoria has a diverse range of public and private hospitals in both metropolitan and regional centres...

  9. The Victorian health system (video)

    29th June 2016

    Learn about the Victorian Healthcare System - treatment, care, education and disease prevention for everyone in Victoria...

  10. About child, family and relationship services (video)

    29th June 2016

    Services include parent education to maternal and child healthcare, child care, crisis support, child protection, family violence and relationship services...