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Doctors' Health Advisory Service

Location

Service

Contact

NSW/ACT

Doctors' Health Advisory Service 

+61 2 9437 6552

Northern Territory

Doctors' Health SA

+61 8 8232 1250

Queensland

Queensland Doctors' Health Programme 

+61 7 3833 4352

Victoria

Victoria Doctors' Health Program

+61 3 9495 6011

South Australia

Doctors' Health SA

+61 8 8232 1250

Tasmania

Victorian Doctors' Health Program

+61 3 9495 6011 

How can we best support you

Australian healthcare practitioners and the public are aware of the need for practitioners to stay healthy, yet this remains a problematic area. Practitioners face diverse issues including illness, impairment, the impact of clinico-legal issues and personal safety in the work environment.

Whether real or perceived, there are barriers to seeking assistance and support when dealing with health-related issues such as:

  • confidentiality
  • embarrassment or stigma of ill health
  • difficulty accessing help
  • impact to career development
  • implications of mandatory reporting.

These concerns can result in inadequate preventative care, self-diagnosis, self-treatment or delayed presentation of an illness. This can impact a practitioner’s standing with AHPRA, colleges and associations.

Members should take necessary steps to seek appropriate assistance and help. As an indemnity provider, MIPS is exempt from AHPRA’s requirement to make mandatory notifications. This enables you to undertake a confidential discussion with experienced clinicians.

Under MIPS Health members can have access to the MindStep™ health support program. Under this program health insurance members of MIPS can access confidential individual support that is outside mandatory reporting requirements.

MIPS provides 24/7 clinico-legal advice and support to members.

Mental health, suicide and alcohol and drugs support

Doctors’ Health Advisory Services

The Doctors' Health Advisory Service aims to ensure that every doctor, dentist or student in these professions has ready access to health care.

Crisis support and suicide prevention

Alcohol and drugs

For 24/7 support in Australia you can contact

Members experiencing financial hardship

There may be reasons why you find yourself unable to meet your membership fee instalment repayments. In the event you require temporary assistance with your repayments, MIPS will consider any request for financial hardship in a fair and appropriate manner. Please contact MIPS on 1800 061 113 or info@mips.com.au

There are some state based Medical benevolent Associations that may also provide assistance (ACT or NSW, QLD)

Rural and remote practice support

Advice and support for practitioners working in rural and remote areas.