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What is a referral?

A referral is a letter from a doctor, asking a specialist (or other health professional) for a diagnosis or treatment. If you see the specialist without a referral, Medicare will not cover any of your costs.

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Health advice on COVID-19, including when to get tested or self-isolate, symptoms, how to avoid infection, physical distancing and restrictions.

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If you are a COVID-19 ‘close contact’

Find out what you need to do if you have been identified as a close contact of someone with COVID-19.

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How to prepare a kit to manage COVID-19 at home

Use this item checklist to prepare a kit that will help you manage your COVID-19 symptoms at home, should you become infected.

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A guide to managing COVID-19 as rules relax

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Caring for someone with COVID-19

Many people with mild COVID-19 symptoms can be cared for at home. Here's what you need to know if a household member has tested positive for COVID-19.

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Understanding pathology tests

Find out what pathology tests are used for, the different types of tests, why they are important, how to prepare for them, and what the results mean.

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What are COVID-19 rapid antigen tests (RATs) and where can I buy them?

Rapid antigen tests (RATs) for COVID-19, which you do at home, are now sold in pharmacies and supermarkets. Are they as accurate as PCR lab tests?

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Children and COVID-19

Learn more about what to do if your child gets COVID-19 and how to care for them.

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COVID-19 testing

Learn about COVID-19 testing, including when to get tested, what test you should use and what to do if you test positive to COVID-19.

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