Finding an allied health professional
You can find an allied health professional through national contacts, professional associations or local contacts.
|National Dementia Helpline||1800 100 500||Talk to someone about dementia and find the help you need|
|My Aged Care||1800 200 422||The Australian Government’s advice line for older people|
|Allied Health Support||Information on allied health and a link to finding an allied health professional near you|
|Caring for someone||Information for carers, and a link to counselling|
|Carer Gateway||1800 422 737|
Carer Gateway website
|Detailed information for carers|
|Carers Australia||1800 242 636 |
Carers Australia website
|The national peak body for carers provides advocacy, information, advice and counselling for carers|
|Dementia behaviour management advisory service||1800 699 799||A 24-hour service that provides family and carers of a person with dementia with support, advice and strategies on how to cope with changed behaviours|
|Healthdirect||1800 022 222||A 24-hour health advice line|
|Healthdirect topic list||Information about allied health professionals|
|National Health Service Directory||National Health Service Directory wesbite||Search for some allied health professionals near you|
Every allied health discipline has a national professional association. These are listed in the section ‘What allied health professionals do’. Many of those websites have a ‘how to find’ button so you can find an allied health professional by postcode.
Community health centres and hospitals
Local health services in each state and territory have information about their local allied health staff and may also be able to link you to private allied health professionals.
Your general practitioner
Many GP clinics employ allied health professionals. If not, your GP may be able to refer you to one locally. Ask your GP about a GP management plan, which provides a Medicare rebate for all or part of the fee of an allied health professional in private practice for a set number of sessions.
Your primary health network
Go to the primary health network map locator and find the phone number and web address of your primary health network. Contact them to find an allied health professional.
Other ways to find an allied health professional
Local newspapers and publications, internet search engines and the Yellow Pages may also list local allied health professionals.
The National Dementia Helpline is an Australian Government funded initiative.