Arthritis Queensland


Arthritis Queensland

Phone: 1800 011 041

Arthritis Queensland (which incorporates Osteoporosis Queensland) is a non-profit organisation, helping those living with the conditions of arthritis and osteoporosis.

Sleep Disorders Australia


Sleep Disorders Australia is a voluntary organization with branches in each State, providing information and support to sufferers of sleep disorders and their families.

Australian Optometrists Association


Optometrists Association Australia is the peak professional organisation for optometrists in Australia. Its mission is to enable its State divisions and their member optometrists to achieve their aspirations for the profession of optometry.

Spectacles Supply Scheme

Phone: 07 3136 3696

The Spectacles Supply Scheme (SSS) provides a comprehensive range of free basic prescription spectacles for Queensland residents who meet the eligibility criteria for the Scheme. All eligible applications to the SSS will be assessed through an equitable process based on clinical need.

BreastScreen Queensland

Phone: 13 20 50

The Queensland Health BreastScreen Queensland Program is a population-based, public health program that offers free breast cancer screening and follow-up assessment services for women aged 50 to 69 years. This is the age group where research shows screening to be most beneficial. Women aged 40 to 49 years and 70 years and older can also attend if they choose.

St John Ambulance


St John is a charitable organisation dedicated to helping people in sickness, distress, suffering or danger. We have been active in Australia for over a hundred years, and internationally are part of a wider organisation with a long and honourable history.

Cancer Council Queensland

Phone: 13 11 20

Cancer Council Queensland is the state?s leading non-government community organisation in cancer control. We are committed to providing all Queenslanders with the best possible prospects of preventing, detecting, effectively treating and surviving a cancer diagnosis.

Anyone affected by cancer can call 13 11 20 for cancer information, emotional and practical support. Our cancer support advisors can also refer you to Cancer Council Queensland support programs and other community services.

This free and confidential service is available Monday to Friday 8am?6pm (excluding public holidays) and is provided thanks to the generous donations and support of Queenslanders.

Continence – Intouch Direct


Intouch healthcare – leading the way in continence advice, products & services. An established supplier of healthcare products specialising in continence care and management delivering products direct-to-door of more than 50,000 Australians nation wide.

Key functions of the Intouch business include:

A national supplier of the Continence Aids Assistance Scheme (CAAS) managed on behalf of the Department of Health and Ageing since 1997
A dual national supplier of continence aids on behalf of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) Rehabilitation Appliance Program (RAP)
Procure and manage over 150 national suppliers and manage the warehousing and distribution of more than 1,100 continence and health related products
Regularly conduct industry, market and product research, actively participate and contribute to the Department of Health and Ageing strategic direction through industry forums, advisory committees and other related projects.



Dementia is a widespread disease. In Australia around 200 000 people have the diagnosis of dementia and close to a million people are affected as families or carers.

Department of Health & Ageing


Better health and active ageing for all Australians.

Diabetes Queensland Helpline

Phone: 1300 136 588

Diabetes Queensland Helpline is a not-for-profit organisation reliant on community support. All funds raised on behalf of the organisation are re-invested into research, health services, provision of self?management products and services, and public awareness. It offers personalised and practical assistance to benefit people with diabetes and their carers and provides a forum for the development of national policies.

Medical Aids Subsidy Scheme

Phone: 07 3136 3636

The Medical Aids Subsidy Scheme (MASS) provides eligible Queensland (Australian) residents with permanent and stabilised conditions or disabilities, access to subsidy funding for the provision of MASS endorsed aids and equipment.

Medicare Australia

Phone: 13 20 11

We listen when you tell us what you really want from Medicare Australia. Every staff member takes pride in providing friendly, timely and accurate service, protecting your privacy and making your experience as easy as possible. Our promise is that we will deliver great service to all Australians. View our revised service charter.

Medicines Line

Phone: 1300 633 424

Get information about your medicines over the phone. NPS works with healthdirect Australia to provide consumers with information on prescription, over-the-counter and complementary medicines. Call 1300 MEDICINE (1300 633 424).

National Association for Loss & Grief


Grief is the reaction people have to any loss in their lives. It includes a wide range of responses which vary with each person, the type of loss and its meaning to them, and their particular circumstances and experiences.

Nutrition Australia

Phone: 07 3257 4393

Nutrition Australia is a non-government, non-profit, community based-organisation with offices in all states and territories. Nutrition Australia is an independent body that aims to promote the health and well-being of all Australians.

Aged Care Assessment Teams


ACAT helps older people and their carers work out what kind of care will best meet their needs when they are no longer able to manage at home without assistance. ACATs provide information on suitable care options and can help arrange access or referral to appropriate residential or community care services such as Home and Community Care (HACC).


Phone: 1800 772 273

PalAssist is a Queensland wide telephone service that provides information and emotional support to individuals affected by life-limiting or terminal illness, their family, friends carers and health professionals.

Alzheimers Association of Queensland Inc.

Phone: 1800 639 331

The Alzheimer’s Association of Queensland (AAQ) is Queensland’s leading not-for-profit community organization whose primary aim is to help maintain the quality of life of people diagnosed with dementia and their caregivers.

Parkinsons Queenlsand

Phone: 1800 644 189

Parkinson’s Queensland Inc provides support and information services to People with Parkinson’s, their carers, families and friends within the metropolitan and regional communities of Queensland.


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