Health and community services for people with chronic health issues

Local health centres and services

Community Health Centres are providers of a vast range of primary care and allied health services. They are not-for-profit organisations funded through a mix of council, state and federal government health programs. The services available will vary depending on the centre and practitioners may include GP’s, counsellors, podiatrists, dieticians, physiotherapists, and dentists.

Many councils and community health centres can also provide you with information about other service suppliers such as volunteer drivers, home help, meals-on-wheels and occupational therapy programs.

See the health services directories list below to help find a health service in your area.

Health service directories

Including government and non-government services, hospitals, pharmacies, and more.

National
National Health Service Directory (NHSD)
My Community Directory
Australian Government Department of Human Services – Service Finder

Australian Capital Territory
ACT Health – Find a Health Service

New South Wales
Human Services Network
or
NSW Government Health – Find Your Health Service

Northern Territory
Northern Territory Primary Health Network

Queensland
Health Service Finder

South Australia
SA Health – Health Services

Tasmania
Primary Health Tasmania

Victoria
Health Vic – Hospital and Health Services Directory

Western Australia
Health WA – Services Search

Telehealth services

Anywhere Healthcare

Disability service organisations

Disability Services Australia
Disability Employment Services

Arthritis information and management organisations

National
CreakyJoints Australia
Arthritis Australia
Move Muscle Bone and Joint Health (formerly Arthritis and Osteoporosis Victoria)

Australian Capital Territory
Arthritis Australian Capital Territory

New South Wales
Arthritis and Osteoporosis NSW

Northern Territory
Arthritis and Osteoporosis Northern Territory

Queensland
Arthritis Queensland

South Australia
Arthritis South Australia

Tasmania
Arthritis and Osteoporosis Tasmania

Victoria
Move Muscle Bone and Joint Health (formerly Arthritis and Osteoporosis Victoria)

Western Australia
Arthritis and Osteoporosis Western Australia

Other organisations and support groups

CreakyJoints Australia – Australian arthritis support group directory
Australian Rheumatology Association
Chronic Illness Alliance
Bridges and Pathways
Joint Pain Relief

Consumer representation and advocacy

CreakyJoints Australia
Health Issues Centre
Consumer Health Forum of Australia

Other resources

Multi-Purpose Taxi Program and Taxi Card
Australian Disability Parking Scheme
National Public Toilet Map
Independent Living Centres Australia
AidaCare Healthcare Equipment
Government pensions, benefits and services

NB: Not all health and community organisations are listed in the above directories. See your local directories or contact your council for more information about services available in your area.