Caring for someone else is a big responsibility. It can be both physically and emotionally challenging, and you require a lot patience and compassion to help you and the person you care for get through the day. This article offers information, advice and support for you as a carer.
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Medicare is the scheme that gives Australian residents access to healthcare. Most taxpayers pay a Medicare levy of 1.5% of their taxable income to help fund it. This article explains how it works, who's eligible and how to claim.
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Indigenous health refers to the physical, cultural, social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. The services described on this page are designed to improve access to healthcare for Indigenous Australians.
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Electronic health (eHealth) is the combined use of electronic communication and information technology in the health sector. This article provides information on the personally controlled electronic health record (PCEHR) and how to apply.
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People living in rural and remote areas generally have less access to health services with shortages in many health professions. In response to these issues, the Australian Government has developed rural support programs. See this page for details.
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Health services near you
The Australian Government, as well as each state, offer a range of health services. Here are some links that might be relevant to you.