11 free health care services and programs – Queensland Health

Published: 01 August 2017
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Did you know about these free health care services for Queenslanders?
13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) is a 24 hour phone service you can call to receive confidential, qualified health advice from a registered nurse.
When to use it:
The Poisons Information Centre provides poison advice through a helpline (13 11 26), available 24 hours, 7 days a week. Specially trained pharmacists can determine whether medical attention is needed and provide first aid advice, as well as offer poisoning prevention information.
When to use it:
If someone has collapsed, or is not breathing, ring 000 for an ambulance first. Only ring the Poisons Information Centre (13 11 26) for information once the ambulance is on the way.
Queenslanders who want to quit smoking can visit QUIT HQ or call Quitline (13 78 48) for information, advice and assistance tailored to their needs. Callers may request to speak with one of Quitline’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander counsellors.
When to use it:
My health for life is a healthy lifestyle program for Queensland adults who want to reduce their risk of diabetes, heart disease and stroke.  This 6 month healthy lifestyle program is delivered through either local group based sessions or individual telephone coaching.
When to use it:
You can do a free online health check at www.myhealthforlife.com.au or call 13 RISK (13 7475) to find out if you are eligible for the program.
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Whooping cough and influenza vaccines are provided free of charge for pregnant women in Queensland. These vaccines can provide protection for both mum and baby, including in the first months after the baby has been born.
Please note: while the vaccine is free, check with your GP if they charge a fee for the visit.
When to use it:
The Mobile Women’s Health Service provides free and confidential health services in rural and remote Queensland.
The service provides health services and support for women including:
Parents of newborn babies can access free drop-in services for information about parent and infant development, feeding help and support.
When to use it:
Queensland parents can access free services at child health clinics across the state, which provide parenting information and support for families. Appointments are required.
When to use it:
Public dental services are delivered via a range of facilities including mobile dental clinics, school dental clinics and community dental clinics.
For adults and their dependants to be eligible for free public dental care they must be a Queensland resident and, where applicable, receive benefits from any of the following concession cards:
Children and adolescents
For children to be eligible for free public dental care they must:
Public dental care for children may be provided on-site at schools through fixed or mobile dental clinics or at larger community dental clinics by teams including dentists, oral health therapists, dental therapists and dental assistants.
Permanent Queensland residents receive free emergency pre-hospital ambulance treatment and transport nation-wide. You should always call Triple Zero (000) for an ambulance for serious or life-threatening illness or injuries.
When to use it:
Retrieval Services Queensland (RSQ) provide aeromedical (plane) patient transport for inter-hospital transport and emergency services in rural and remote areas.
When to use it:
Last updated: 01 August 2017
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