Patient Education and Reference


Out of Hours Medical Care

GP Access at Toronto, Belmont and John Hunter Hospital
Website: www.gpaccess.com.au
Phone: 1300 130 147

Emergency Hotline
Website: www.triplezero.gov.au
Phone: 000

John Hunter Hospital
Website: www.hnehealth.nsw.gov.au
Phone: 4921 3000

Patient Education

United Kingdom National Patient Education
Useful handouts about various conditions.
Website: www.patient.co.uk

Victorian Government Patient Education
Website: www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au

Top 100 Health Information Sites
Consumer and patient information.
Website: www.caphis.mlanet.org

The American Academy of Family Physicians
Patient information - There is a useful section on Men’s Health, and the 'smart patient guide' gives hints and tips on dealing with medical problems and medical professionals.
Website: www.familydoctor.org

Atlanta Centre for Disease Control
An excellent general website for the health curious!
Website: www.cdc.gov

Medication Information

FDA (Federal Drug Administration)
If you are researching a medication, the best place to start.
Website: www.fda.gov

General Medical Conditions

Emedicine
Simple to access and contains information at the professional level.
Website: www.emedicine.medscape.com

Travellers Health

Atlanta Centre for Disease Control
A great traveller health section for investigating destinations prior to travel.
Website: www.cdc.gov

Mental Health

Black Dog Institute
A lot of information on depression and Bipolar Illness.
Website: www.blackdoginstitute.org.au

National Depression Initiative
Website: www.beyondblue.org.au

Lifeline
For emergency counselling help.
Website: www.lifeline.org.au

After Hours Suicide Support Services 1800 859 585

Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467 (for carer support as well) www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au

Kids Help
For children and teens who wish to talk to someone about their problems.
Website: www.kidshelp.com.au

The Mood Gym
An Australian site for learning some cognitive therapy skills.
Website: moodgym.anu.edu.au

Children and Women's Health

Westmead Children's Hospital
Website: www.chw.edu.au/parents

Westmead Children's Poison Information Hotline
Website: www.chw.edu.au
Phone: 13 11 26

Australian Parenting
Website: raisingchildren.net.au

North American Menopause Society
Website: www.menopause.org

Royal Hospital for Women Drug Advice Line
Advice on medications in pregnancy.
Phone: 1800 647848

Royal Hospital for Women (Melbourne)
General fact sheets on all aspects of women’s health.
Website: www.thewomens.org.au