What to expect from us – your rights
We will keep your information safe and secure.
We will provide services in a safe and caring environment.
We will provide you with access to your records.
We will follow Australian privacy laws and only release information if:
• you agree or,
• we have to by law or,
• our funding agreement requires it.
We will show respect for you, your beliefs, your personal circumstances and identity.
We will give you health care that is safe, accessible and of high quality.
We will communicate with you in a clear, respectful and timely way.
We will give you information that you understand so you can make decisions about your healthcare.
We will help you have a say in how your health service works.
We will help you to decide for yourself, even when there are risks.
We will help you to choose services and service providers that meet your needs where possible.
We will help you to have a person of your choice, including an advocate, support you or speak on your behalf.
We will arrange a free Interpreter. Ask us to arrange.
We will tell you the fees that might apply.
What we expect from you – your responsibilities
You will give us correct information so we can best help you.
To respect our staff, property and other people using our services you will act in a way that means you and others are safe.
You will tell us if you cannot attend an appointment. This is very important.
You are welcome to
Use an interpreter
For free access to an interpreter you can phone 131 450 and ask them to call us on:
Collingwood, Fitzroy, Melbourne CBD – 9448 5528
Kensington, North Melbourne, Niddrie – 9448 5520
Footscray, Braybrook, Werribee, Melton – 9448 5502
Use an advocate
Everyone has a right to bring a support person or advocate to cohealth. An advocate is someone who can support you or talk on your behalf. Understanding how to find an advocate can help ensure you get the health care you need. Find out more information on how to access an advocate.