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Asthma Foundation Queensland’s Patient Education Referral Service

Health professionals can now refer patients with asthma to Asthma Foundation Queensland (AFQ) for FREE telephone asthma education, resources and support. All patients with asthma can be referred to this service, free of charge.

What will my patient receive?

A member of the AFQ education team will phone your patient to discuss their asthma and cover topics of identified need.

These may include:

  • What is asthma?
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Checking delivery device technique
  • Asthma medications
  • Interpreting asthma action plans
  • How to tell if your asthma is worsening
  • Asthma first aid
Your patient will also receive an Asthma Control Pack, via email or post as preferred, containing a selection of relevant information brochures and an Asthma First Aid fridge magnet. They will also receive a spacer, if required.

An Asthma Education Summary of the initial phone conversation will be sent to you for review and inclusion in your patient’s medical record. If your patient cannot be contacted, you will receive notification.

Your patient will also be provided with the opportunity to be followed-up in six weeks time.

We will even record their Asthma Control Score for you during the initial phone call, and during their scheduled six week follow-up.

How can I refer patients?

A referral form has been developed for this service, which can be returned to AFQ via fax or email.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Ashley Walton on 07 3252 7677 or a.walton@asthmaqld.org.au

Phone: 1800 278 462

Telephone Helpline

Opening Hours

Service available 24 hours a day 365 days a year

Notes on public holiday hours:
We are closed on public holidays
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Contact Details

Target Groups

  • Chronic Disease
  • General Public

Fees & Charges

Free if eligibility criteria is met

Services Provided

  • Treatment of Acute Illnesses

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