Useful links

Useful links

 

Private Health Insurance Ombudsman (PHIO)

PHIO is free, independent and protects the rights of private health fund members. You can contact PHIO on 1300 362 072 or phio.info@ombudsman.gov.au. They are located at GPO Box 442, CANBERRA ACT 2601 or www.ombudsman.gov.au

 

 

PHIO Private Health

PHIO also has a private health insurance site for consumers which has general information about health insurance and product information for every health cover policy in Australia. Check it out www.privatehealth.gov.au

 

Medicare 

Medicare is Australia’s universal health care system introduced in 1984 to provide eligible Australian residents with affordable, accessible and high-quality health care.

Medicare was established based on the understanding that all Australians should contribute to the cost of health care according to their ability to pay. It is financed through progressive income tax and an income-related Medicare levy.

Medicare provides access to:

  • free treatment as a public (Medicare) patient in a public hospital, and
  • free or subsidised treatment by medical practitioners including general practitioners, specialists, participating optometrists or dentists (for specified services only)

For more info check out their website: http://www.humanservices.gov.au/

 

Tax Office

We thought you'd find this site useful. Check it out: http://www.ato.gov.au/

 

Department of Health & Ageing (DoHA)

We thought you'd find this site useful. Check it out: http://www.health.gov.au/