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Costs of healthcare

Allied health

Allied health practitioners are trained professionals who are not doctors, dentists or nurses. Learn more about what these professionals do here.

About ambulances in Australia

An ambulance provides emergency transport for sick or injured people. Learn more about when to call an ambulance, and what it will cost.

Australia’s healthcare system

The Australian healthcare system can sometimes seem confusing. Learn more about the types of services available, and how you can access them.

Cost of dental care

Dental care can be expensive and you might need to pay for it yourself. Find out the different ways you can cover the cost of dental care.

How do I pay for healthcare?

This article covers the most common questions about how to pay for your healthcare.

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Management of chronic conditions

A chronic condition is an illness that lasts 6 months or more. Learn to manage a chronic condition, including types of support that are available.

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)

Using the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), Australians can access a wide range of prescription medicines without paying full price.

Private health insurance

Private health insurance can cover ambulance transport, hospital stays and extras, such as optical and dental. Find out here what is available.

The public and private hospital systems

Choosing between a private and a public hospital can be confusing. Find out how your choices for treatment and care can differ.

The role of a GP

Your GP (general practitioner) is usually the first person to go to if you’re sick. GPs coordinate your healthcare - watch this video to learn more.

Travelling to your healthcare appointment

If you live remotely, travelling to health appointments can be time-consuming and costly. Get tips on how to reduce travel time and costs.

Understanding the costs of mental health services

Mental health care costs can vary depending on the service you use. Learn whether you are eligible for Government rebates to assist with your costs.

What is a referral?

A referral is a written request from your doctor or health professional to get expert help with diagnosis or treatment of your health problem.

What is Medicare?

Medicare is a national insurance scheme that provides free or subsidised healthcare for Australians Learn more about how it works and who's eligible.

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