Chronic disease and COVID-19

Many people with chronic disease may be wondering about vaccination or have other questions about keeping well during and after COVID-19. 


Our members have helplines with specially trained staff to answer questions about chronic conditions and COVID-19.

  • Kidney Helpline 1800 454 363

  • StrokeLine 1800 787 653

  • Cancer Council 13 11 20

  • Heart Foundation Helpline 13 11 12

  • Diabetes NDSS Helpline 1800 637 700

It is important to keep managing chronic conditions during this time and seeking advice for risk assessment and early detection if you have any concerns. Some conditions will require ongoing treatment and care, while others require immediate medical attention by calling an ambulance (000). Some appointments can also be conducted via telehealth (video or telephone consultations).

See the Government website for the latest updates on COVID-19 in Australia.

See our member websites for disease-specific information.

Kidney Health Australia 

Stroke Foundation

Cancer Council Australia

National Heart Foundation of Australia

Diabetes Australia