WA Health system

Health service costs (video transcript)

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It's confusing, I never know how to find a doctor or how much it will cost and then it might cost more for medical tests.

00:09

In Australia doctors charge a standard fee for an appointment.

00:13

You can ask when you book your appointment so you can be prepared.

00:17

I've got overseas student health cover and I had to get that to be allowed to study here.

00:22

But I'm not sure what's covered and what I have to pay for or how much I’ll get back.

00:28

People with overseas student health cover will get some or all of their consultation fee back.

00:34

Medication may cost extra, talk to your doctor or Student Health Service about your situation.

00:42

Free sexual health clinics operate at Royal Perth, Fremantle and Fiona Stanley hospitals.

00:49

It's all so confusing, sometimes it's just easier to think about your health questions later.

00:56

It's easy to think "I will think about that later", but when it comes to health, you want to make sure you're ok.

01:04

Especially, when you could be making other people sick too.

01:09

Men and women with sexually transmitted infections often feel healthy but the infection is causing permanent damage inside.

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If they don't get treatment they might not be able to have children.

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It isn't hard to check that you're OK and treatment is usually simple and not expensive.

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You can call the sexual health helpline to learn more about where to go for health advice.


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