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
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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.
Questions about vaccination booklet (formally Myths and Realities: responding to arguments about vaccination) – designed to help parents better understand vaccination and the most recent evidence about their safety and effectiveness.
Short videos and in-depth articles – to provide more information about how immunisation works and about vaccines, their benefits and efforts to ensure they are safe.
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.