Keeping all your records on file and accessible will save a lot of time and make it easier to get the support you need.
Find the following information and keep it in a central location and if possible, make copies:
- Birth certificate
- Original diagnosis details
- Medical reports
- Pathology results
- Therapy reports
- Medical and allied health receipts
It’s also important to keep an up-to-date list of phone numbers for medical contacts or anyone you’ll need in an emergency and post them in a place that is easy to find and access. Also, keep a copy with the above information.
When contacting government agencies, have your proof of identity, address and income information on-hand.