Additional patient resources can be found for a wide range of health topics in the list of websites we have provided.
Government and Local Networks
My Health Record
SEMPHN – South East Melbourne Primary Healthcare Network
Private Health Insurance Ombudsman
General Practice Information
Better Health Channel
Useful patient information and A-Z factsheets.
A very comprehensive site of useful resources and animated clips.
NPS is an independent, not-for-profit organisation to support the best use of medicines to improve health and well-being.
The Royal Children’s Hospital – Centre for Adolescent Health
NSW Centre for Advancement of Adolescent Health
Australian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy
Cancer Council Vic
Cancer Council Australia
Cancer Australian (Government)
Includes information from the National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre (NBOCC), and information on lung and gynaecological cancers. Links to Australian cancer support organisations and websites.
Links to Breast, Cervical and Bowel cancer screening programs.
Breast Cancer Network Australia
Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre is a world leader in cancer treatment, research and education. Excellent cancer information and links to other reliable cancer information websites.
Bowel Cancer Australia
The Heart Foundation provides guidelines for health professionals and informs the public and assists people with cardiovascular disease.
National Cholesterol Education Program Australia
This website includes information for patients including the ‘Heart-to-Heart’ booklet.
The Stroke Foundation
Useful guidelines; good overview on prevention, treatment and educational activities
Chronic Disease Prevention
Measure Up (Australian Government)
Swap It – Don’t Stop It (Australian Government)
This website is an evidence-based resource for complementary medicines. It includes an excellent drug interaction guide.
The Australasian Integrative Medicine Association (AIMA)
AIMA is an independent not for profit organisation of individual medical practitioners seeking to provide whole person medical care by integrating evidence-based complementary medicine into mainstream practice.
Australian Dental Association
Australian College of Dermatologists
Eczema Association of Australasia
All about Acne
Good patient orientated guide
National Psoriasis Foundation
American website. Excellent patient resource.
Occupational Dermatology Research and Education Centre
Useful site on common occupational dermatoses and their management.
Drug and Alcohol
Therapeutic Goods Administration
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is Australia’s regulatory authority for therapeutic goods.
Quit smoking resources.
Alcoholics Anonymous Australia
Resources for those struggling with alcohol use. Links to AA meetings.
Australian Government website with quit smoking resources
The Australian Thyroid Foundation
The Australian Thyroid Foundation (ATF) is a member-based organisation, with membership fees and donations used to support and educate members with the most up-to-date, research, treatment and medications.
The Gastroenterological Society of Australia
GESA is Australia’s peak body for the disciplines of gastroenterology and hepatology. This website is an online resource for GESA members, health professionals and consumers needing more information.
Crohn’s and Colitis Australia
IBIS Irritable Bowel Information & Support Association of Australia
Alzheimer’s Australia is the peak body providing support and advocacy for the 257,000 Australians living with dementia.
Council on Ageing (Vic)
The Jean Hailes Foundation for Women’s Health.
National Ageing Research Institute (NARI)
Australian Red Cross Blood Service
Immunise Australia Program (Government)
National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance (NCIRS)
Department of Health (Vic)
The Science of Immunisation: questions and answers
This publication aims to address confusion created by contradictory information in the public domain. It sets out to explain the current situation in immunisation science, including where there is consensus in the scientific community and where uncertainties exist.
Endorsed by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the Australian Medical Association.
Department of Health (Vic)
US Center for Disease Control
Excellent data base of diseases A-Z
NT Health – Centre for Disease Control Publications
Men’s Health Australia
Good information, guidelines and very comprehensive list of useful links.
Black Dog Institute
Very comprehensive site for public and health professionals on diagnostic tools and fact sheets on depression, bipolar disorder and mood disorder.
Also excellent information on depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder for patients and health professionals
Good support for young people on common conditions. Provides telephone counselling.
Headspace – National Youth Mental Health Foundation
Site contains information about Headspace centres and other mental health issues affecting young people.
Mental Health Fellowship of VIC
Problem Gambling – VIC Health
American Academy of Orthpaedic Surgeons
Australian Orthopaedic Association
Sports Medicine Australia
Australian Association of Musculoskeletal Medicine
Epilepsy Action Australia
Motor neurone disease (MND) Australia
Dietitians Association of Australia
Food Standards New Zealand Australia
Australian Divison of World Action on Salt & Health
The Centre for Eating and Dieting Disorders
Go for 2 and 5
Recommended consumption of fruit and vegetables.
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
The Jean Hailes Foundation for Women’s Health
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne
Palliative Care Australia
Department of Health and Ageing
Autism Spectrum Australia
Parenting – Better Health Channel (Vic Health)
Patient Support Groups
The DrsReference Site
Page with list of patient support groups.
Australian Breastfeeding Association
Kidney Health Australia
Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia
The Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand
The Continence Foundation of Australia
National Asthma Council of Australia
The Australian Lung Foundation
The Australasian Sleep Association
Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation
Australian Rheumatology Association
Australasian Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine
ASHM : Australian Society for HIV Medicine
Australian Herpes Health Information
Australian Tinnitus Association
Smart Traveller – Australian Government
U.S. Centre for Disease Control
World Health Organisation: International Travel and Health
Medical Advisory Services For Travellers Abroad (MASTA)
Society for Vascular Surgery
The Royal Women’s Hospital Victoria
Family Planning Victoria: Women
The Australasian Menopause Society
Jean Hailes Foundation for Women’s Health
Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria
Breast Screen Victoria
National Cervical Screening Program