Understanding the Australian medical systemThis document is available in English as well as in languages other than English. Links to the English and multilingual resources can be accessed further below. To download information click on the selected language. This will take you directly to the resource. The information in brackets gives the format and file size if known. Note that some PDFs can be quite large and may take several minutes to download.
Title: Understanding the Australian medical system (PDF file) (Links to English resource)
Summary: This resource was designed to help migrants living in Victoria to navigate and understand the Australian medical system. It briefly explains Medicare and Centrelink cards and the entitlements they offer, how to book a doctor appointment, what bulk billing means, the difference between a GP and a specialist doctor, what a pharmacy is and explains when you need a prescription to buy medicine.
Organisation: Centre For Culture Ethnicity and Health
Publishing date: September 2015
Last reviewed: October 2019
Target audience: New arrivals
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