Planning and coordinating healthcare

Planning and coordinating healthcare

Your healthcare requirements are uniquely yours. You have an opportunity to plan and coordinate your healthcare within a wide range of services and support available to people in Victoria. These pages will provide information about making decisions and coordinating payment for your healthcare as well as your rights and responsibilities and the best ways to communicate about health.

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Health system explained
  • Healthcare system in VictoriaThe Victorian healthcare system comprises a wide range of health professionals working alongside one another to provide medical and health services…
  • Immunisations – vaccinations in Victoria, Australia (video)Vaccinations are encouraged for all individuals living in the state of Victoria, Australia. The immunisation program in Victoria may be different than other countries, and individuals who have moved…
  • Patient-centred care explainedPatient-centred care, also known as ‘person-centred care’, is about treating the person receiving the care in the way they want to be treated…
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits SchemeThe Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) helps cover the cost of a wide range of prescription medicines, making them more affordable…
  • Primary healthcare explainedPrimary 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…
  • Who’s who in your healthcare teamYour healthcare team may include a doctor, dentist, pharmacist, medical specialists, allied health professionals and complementary medicine practitioners…
  • Working with your healthcare teamIf you see a number of healthcare professionals, it is important to tell them about any other healthcare services you are using…
  • Young people and health servicesThere are many subsidised and free medical, dental, mental, community health services available to support young people in Victoria…

 

 

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