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Health Information Sites
www.allergy.org.au Advice about allergy prevention, testing and treatment including management of anaphylaxis.
Allied Health Practitioner- how to find
http://www.adea.com.au/findacde/?location (Diabetes Nurse Educator)
http://www.essa.org.au/ (Exercise Physiologist)
http://www.aasw.asn.au/directory-advanced (Accredited Mental Health Social Worker)
www.ambulance.vic.gov.au Make sure you subscribe to avoid a hefty bill after an emergency ambulance ride.
If you are looking for information on childrens health issues and services at the Royal Childrens hosptial look no further than this site.
Chronic Disease Organisations
www.thyroidfoundation.com.au Thyroid disease
www.acca.net.au Crohns Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
www.coeliac.org.au Coeliac disease
www.msaustralia.org.au Multiple sclerosis
www.parkinsons.org.au Parkinsons disease
www.mndaust.asn.au Motor Neurone disease
www.mdfoundation.com.au Macular degeneration
www.sleep.org.au Sleep disorders
www.heartfoundation.com.au Heart disease
www.mecfs-vic.org.au Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Contraception and Pregnancy termination
www.fpv.org.au Independent not for profit organisation partially funded by the Victorian government to provide family planning services to all Victorians. Based in Box Hill and a service for under 25 yo in City.
www.mariestopes.org.au/ Private organisation to provide family planning services and abortion services to Victorians. Closest clinic in East Melbourne.
www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au Excellent source of general medical information that is up to date and relevant to all Melbournians.
Help with problems smoking, drinking, gambling
www.aa.org.au Alcholic anonymous
www.turningpoint.org.au Turning Point Alcohol & Drug Centre was established in 1994 to provide leadership to the drug and alcohol field in Victoria, Australia.
www.problemgambling.vic.gov.au Gambling help
http://www.immunise.health.gov.au/ Information about the Australian immunisation program.
http://www.nps.org.au/ Australian government organisation to advise all Australian about medicines
http://www.andrologyaustralia.org/ General information for men about health
www.prostate.org.au Discussion about the issues with prostate cancer screening
www.crufadclinic.org An online counselling program for people with depression and anxiety developed by doctors in NSW.
www.beyondblue.org.au Information about depression
www.anxietyonline.org.au Online program to help manage and treat anxiety conditions
Melboune Public Hospitals
Melbourne Private Hospital
Private Health Insurance
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www.dermnetnz.org Very helpful information about skin conditions courtesy of the New Zealand dermatological Society Ltd.
Sexually transmitted infections
www.mshc.org.au Melbourne sexual health service and information
wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel Going overseas? This site is comprehensive advice about travel health and immunisation requirements that is either country specific or illness specific
www.thewomens.org.au Website for the Royal Womens Hospital is a wonderful resource of information about womens health and pregnancy.