My Health Record
My Health Record is the national digital health record system. Learn how you to share your health information with doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers.
The Healthdirect Australia's privacy statement refers to the privacy obligations concerning the collection, use, disclosure and storage of personal information.
Planning for the future with younger onset dementia
Information about planning for the future with younger onset dementia, including how to manage financial, legal and medical affairs.
Australia’s healthcare system
This article provides you with some information to help you understand the Australian healthcare system and the different types of services available to help you.
Caring for someone with cancer
Trusted information on caring for someone with cancer, getting medical support and advice, money and benefits, dealing with your emotions, and end-of-life care.
Diagnosis of depression
Depression (also known as major depression, or clinical depression) is a medical condition where people experience long and intense periods of low mood which affects their ability to function.
Thinking about your death can make life easier
Australians are being urged to plan for when they need medical help but can't speak for themselves. 'Advance care planning' ensures your values and wishes are respected in life or death situations.
Questions to ask before surgery
It’s a big decision whether or not to have surgery. Asking your doctor a lot of questions can help guide you towards making the right decision.
Health Care Homes program
Health Care Homes is a new program designed to coordinate healthcare for people with long-term, complex health conditions. It will be rolled out from late 2017.
To find out how well your heart is working, your doctor may ask you to have an electrocardiogram (ECG). Learn more about it and why you may need an ECG.