Rheumatology Help Line information - new!
Arthritis Victoria has launched an exciting new pilot project- the Rheumatology Help Line. The help line, made possible with funding from the Victorian Department of Health, aims to increase access to accurate health information to people with a musculoskeletal condition, their caregivers and other health professionals in the community.
A registered nurse is available live on the help line to provide:
- medical information regarding musculoskeletal conditions and commonly prescribed treatments;
- assistance navigating the complex health, disability and social services systems through the development of common navigation pathways;
- emotional support and advice regarding diagnosis of a musculoskeletal condition;
- linkages to a range of community resources in the caller’s area; and
- information and support to health professionals providing care to people with MSK conditions.
The nurse has direct access to the Rheumatology Unit at a major Melbourne tertiary hospital for further advice and support as required.
The service is available to all Victorians via phone or email during the 9 month pilot period, with a particular focus on providing assistance to those living in rural Victoria and experiencing health inequalities.
The Rheumatology Help Line is available 10am-3pm weekdays and can be reached via:
Phone: 1800 263 265
For more information please visit the website »