Australian Health Websites


Healthdirect is the Australian Government health website. They have a section specifically on COVID-19, including a symptom checker, frequently asked questions and lots more to help you and your family understand and cope through this emerging pandemic.

Australian Academy of Science 
 The Australian Academy of Science has an extraordinary amount of info – articles and short videos – on COVID-19. They also invite you to email your questions to them and state that while “we can’t answer all emails personally [we] will seek to present the information you need in future videos and articles”.  Very cool.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information and support
National Disability Insurance Agency
Latest information about the NDIS in relation to the coronavirus pandemic.

Australian Rheumatology Association
Important information for people with rheumatoid and other inflammatory arthritis, SLE and other autoimmune diseases in the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic – version 4
9 April 2020
The ARA has updated their information in relation to COVID-19. It now includes information about what to do if you are taking medication and have risk factors for COVID-19 or have a history of recurrent infections while taking your arthritis medications.

It also includes a link to this very useful video from Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (UK) Guide for rheumatology patients on immunosuppressants during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Better Health Channel
Better Health Channel is the Victorian Government health website.

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