In the After Hours period you can phone for a home visiting doctor service that will visit you or a member of your family in your home. Some services offer bulk billing while others require a gap payment. Some Private Health Insurers may also provide a free GP-to-home service to their members.
- National Home Doctor Service:
- Sydney Medical Service Co-operative limited:
||1300 968 737
- Palliative Care After Hours Helpline:
|1800 548 225
Just Checking is a project delivering an easy-English page for people with intellectual disability. This website contains a range of resources designed by and for people with intellectual disability about the 3 cancer screening tests (bowel, breast, cervical).
SNHN gratefully acknowledges the work of CESPHN, CINSW, NSW Gov, Advance Diversity Services, SESLHD and generosity in sharing these quality resources:
During COVID-19 you will still receive invitations, test kits and reminder correspondence about your bowel screening in the mail (as long as the mail is being delivered in your area). If you have a test kit at home, you should still do the test. For more details, read the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program COVID-19 FAQs. If you have any questions or concerns, please call your doctor or healthcare provider to talk about your circumstances. More information on COVID-19 is available through the Department of Health website or through the COVID-19 hotline on 1800 020 080.
BreastScreen NSW will gradually resume breast screening services from 18th May 2020, following a temporary suspension to protect the community. See the BreastScreen NSW website for details.
The Department of Health is monitoring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health services. It is important for people to keep seeing their healthcare provider for their cervical screening and any follow-up investigations recommended. If you have received a reminder about your screening and have any questions or concerns, please call your doctor or healthcare provider to talk about your circumstances. More information on COVID-19 is available through the Department of Health website or through the COVID-19 hotline on 1800 020 080.
There are nine services in the Northern Sydney region to help you if there is a chance you will become homeless. If you are already homeless, they will help you access crisis or transitional accommodation. Importantly they will work with you to help make sure that you don’t become homeless in the future.
A range of people access these services, including single women and men, young people and families. All services can help Aboriginal people and people from different cultures. You can be referred to a service by a friend or family member, the Link2home phone line or by another service. If you’d prefer, you can contact services directly yourself.
- Northern Sydney West Youth Solutions – Young people under 25yrs – 9480 2500
- Taldumande Youth Services – Young people under 25yrs – 9460 3777
- Phoenix House Youth Services – Young people under 21yrs – 9437 0077
- The Burdekin Association – Young people under 25yrs – 8976 1777
- Hornsby/Ku-ring-gai and Ryde/Hunters Hill Homelessness Service – Single women, single men, families – 9488 2400
- Bringa Women’s Refuge Delvena Women’s Refuge – Women, families – 9971 4499
- The Fairlight Centre – Men – 9902 5100
- Northern Sydney Early Intervention & Prevention Service (MA) – Young people, men, women, families – 9480 2500
- Northern Sydney Early Intervention & Prevention Service (RFS) – Young people, men, women, families – 9334 0111
Click here for more information on these services.
HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS (HPV) VACCINE
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common, contagious virus that can cause cancers and diseases in both females and males. Without vaccination, 90% of adults will have a HPV infection at some point in their life. HPV vaccination is a safe and reliable way to protect young people from getting a range of HPV related cancers and diseases and is provided free to children aged approximately 12–13 through school- based immunisation programs. Students eligible for a free vaccine will receive a consent form from their school which must be signed by a parent or guardian and returned to the school before a vaccination is provided. Individuals who did not receive the vaccine at school are eligible for two free catch up doses up to 19 years of age.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are less likely to get bowel cancer than other Australians, but have a lower chance of surviving five years. But a simple screening test can help find bowel changes early, find out more about the screening test and how it works.