What is health information?

Last updated: 25 June 2019

Health information is any personal information about your health or disability. It includes information or opinion about your illness, injury or disability.

Some examples of health information include:

  • notes of your symptoms or diagnosis
  • information about a health service you’ve had or will receive
  • specialist reports and test results
  • prescriptions and other pharmaceutical purchases
  • dental records
  • your genetic information
  • your wishes about future health services
  • your wishes about potential organ donation
  • appointment and billing details
  • any other personal information about you when a health service provider collects it

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