Translated Health Information!

Looking for some health information in your or your friend/ family’s native language? We have some links that may help.

Check out Health Translations Victoria, this is a directory of translated health and well-being information. There is an option to search according to language as well. The information in this database is free to use.

https://www.healthtranslations.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcht.nsf

NSW’s health department have also compiled a depository of reliable health information, which can be searched by language. It’s also a good resource for finding health information in general.

http://www.mhcs.health.nsw.gov.au/publicationsandresources/resources-by-language

Do you or someone you know have trouble speaking/ understanding English?

The Australian Department of Home Affairs have developed the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS).

This service has information and resources for non-English speakers as well as an interpreting service.

At Awal Medical Centre, we are able to link up with this service at no additional charge to yourself. If you feel yourself or someone you know may need this service for their consult, please let our friendly reception know and we will set this up!

Check the service out in the link below for resources and private options!

https://www.tisnational.gov.au/

Are you deaf, hard of hearing and/or have a speech impairment?

The Australian Department of Communications and the Arts have developed National Relay Service (NRS) which has a number or relay options, that can be accessed by phone, web or teletypewriter.

For more information, check our the link below!

https://www.communications.gov.au/what-we-do/phone/services-people-disability/accesshub/national-relay-service

There is also a free interpreting service available for patients who are deaf and use Australian Sign Language (AUSLAN). Contact the National AUSLAN Interpreter Booking and Payment Service (NABS) on 1800 246 945 or visit the website below for further information!

https://www.nabs.org.au/about-nabs—deaf-community.html

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