Health services for young people

Understanding health services available for young people.

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Follow a young person who visits the doctor and learns about making appointments, getting free healthcare, problems the doctor can help with and patient privacy.

Ask Health answers all kinds of health-related questions, such as questions about vaccination, regional health services or sexual health.  

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Getting your own medicare card

When you turn 15, you can get your own Medicare card if you’re enrolled in Medicare. If you’re on your parent’s Medicare card, you’re already enrolled. This means you don’t need to re-enrol.

With a Medicare card you can get free or lower cost medical services and prescription medicine.

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Find a sexual health clinic

Sexual health clinics offer testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). You can also discuss contraception or other sexual health concerns.

Sexual health clinics are free and confidential. You do not need a Medicare card to visit. It is best to book an appointment, although walk-in services are often available.

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Find support services nearby using Ask Izzy

Ask Izzy connects people in need with housing, a meal, money help, family violence support, counselling, drugs and alcohol support services and much more. It is a free and anonymous service.

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