Below are some fact sheets you can download.
If you are wanting to continue a pregnancy, you may want a GP to help organise your care. You may also need some supports for after the birth. We've compiled some useful services for you in this fact sheet.
Making a Complaint - Your Healthcare Rights
Patients and their families have the right to complain if they are not satisfied with the quality of care they have received, or how they've been treated by health professionals.
Encouraging Doctors to become Sexual and Reproductive Health Care Providers
Do you have a wonderful GP that you trust? Have you ever asked them if they provide sexual and reproductive health care services – like contraception, medication abortion and sexual health services? Here is a resource that you can take to your GP, to help you have that conversation.
For international students
Following consultation with Victorian international students, we've produced the following fact sheets to address some of the most common topics international students have questions about.
- The Role of Health Professionals
As an international student, it can be tricky to find your way around a new healthcare system - especially regarding your sexual and reproductive health. Where should you go, and who can do what? Here is some information about the types of sexual and reproductive health services that Australian health professionals can provide.
- Things to Ask Your GP
Sometimes you might feel unsure of what you can ask your GP, especially when it comes to talking about your sexual and reproductive health. Here’s some questions you can ask to help get the conversation going.
- What a Health Worker Might Ask You
While it might feel awkward or embarrassing talking to a health professional about your sexual and reproductive health needs, health professionals need to know about your situation to best help you. This means they sometimes need to ask some sensitive questions about your circumstances.
- Your Medical Privacy
Health professionals can have a lot of sensitive information about you. This may include your medical history, any medications you take, your sexual relationships, any procedures you have had, as well as your contact and insurance details. However, Australia has strict privacy laws to protect your information.
- Paying for healthcare in Australia
Here is some useful information about your private health insurance (OSHC) and finding out more abouts costs to access health services.