Victorian Infection Prevention Helpline

A free service supporting primary health care including general practices, community pharmacists and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations

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About The Service

The Infection Prevention Helpline is available to general practices, community pharmacists and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations and workplace teams who are seeking professional infection control advice. The helpline is available free for primary care services wishing to review or upgrade their infection control practices or simply ask a question. 

What happens when I call or contact this service?

1. A registered nurse will answer your call or review your online contact form. They might ask for some basic details about you and the reason for your inquiry. 

2. The nurse will ask for further information to explore your questions and provide you with relevant information.

3. At the end of your call, the nurse will let you know the next steps required. If your inquiry needs follow up information the nurse will outline the steps to be taken.

4. Once your inquiry is resolved we will ask you to provide us with feedback. 

For further information visit vtphna.org.au/infectionpreventionhelpline 

Safety
Continued Care
Free of Charge
Support

Patients and staff can feel safer knowing that Victorian primary health care settings have strong infection control measures in place.

Access support and ensure patients have continued confidence in attending regular services like health screenings and care planning.

This activity is supported by all Victorian PHNs with funding provided from Murray PHN through the Victorian Department of Health.

Evidence-based infection prevention control advice and support provided for services wishing to review or upgrade their knowledge in this area. 



Frequently Asked Questions & Factsheets

How has covid affected your workplace? Are you keeping up to date with all the changes? 

PPE and using it within your workplace. Are you wearing it correctly? 

Does your workplace have a current and effective cleaning policy in place?

Managing vaccination clinics during a pandemic

Sterilising Instruments. How effective is your sterilising?

Contact Us

Get evidence-based, best practice advice or guidance on infection prevention from registered nurses supported by infection prevention and control subject matter experts.

Contact us on 03 9956 1046 (1800 312 968 toll-free) or fill out the form below and one of our nurses will be in contact with you shortly. Business hours Mon-Fri 9am-5pm AEST.

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This program funded by the Victorian Department of Health and is a joint initiative between all 6 PHNs in Victoria with Murray PHN acting as the lead agency.