National Health Professionals Disability Advisory Service

Wed 8 Jul 2020

National Health Professionals Disability Advisory Service

The COVID-19 Health Professionals Disability Advisory Service is a telephone advisory service established by the Commonwealth Department of Health to provide specialised advice for health professionals involved in the care of people with disability diagnosed with COVID-19 or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

Calls to the Advisory Service will be answered by health professionals with disability service qualifications and experience working with people with disability.

Health professionals can call the service on 1800 131 330 between 7:00am – 11:00pm (AEST) 7 days a week.

The helpline will be available for a six week trial, at which point it will be assessed based on utilisation and future need.

Healthdirect Australia has been engaged to manage the helpline on behalf of the Commonwealth Department of Health.

We seek your support in communicating the availability of this national service through your networks, so that health professionals requiring advice to support people with disability know this helpline is available.