The Health Legal Partnership (HeLP) Patient Legal Clinic is a partnership between Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, Alfred Health, Justice Connect and the Michael Kirby Centre for Public Health and Human Rights at Monash University.
What we do
We offer free legal assistance and referrals to all patients and families at Alfred Health for their health-related legal problems.
Some of the matters that we provide legal assistance and referrals for are:
- end of life legal planning including medical and legal powers of attorney, wills and superannuation
- financial-related legal issues, such as Centrelink debts and outstanding fines
- housing and property
- criminal charges
- family law
- family violence
- immigration problems
Who we care for
Our service is available to any patient of Alfred Health.
What to expect
You will be booked in with one of the lawyers at the clinic for an hour-long appointment on a Tuesday or Thursday.
Where appropriate, you may be referred to other services, taking into consideration your geographic location and financial situation.
If you need a Power of Attorney to be completed, you will need to organise an independent witness to attend the appointment. This witness cannot be a family member of either the person granting the power or of the attorney
Commonly asked questions
This is a free service
We are unable to assist with any WorkCover or TAC claims
How to access this clinic
Speak with your Alfred Health treating team
Patients should speak with their Alfred Health doctor, nurse or allied health practitioner.
This team member will be able to assist in completing the HeLP referral form. The team member will then call the HeLP Clinic to complete the referral and make an appointment.
|Tuesday||The Alfred||9.00am - 4.00pm|
|Thursday||The Alfred||9.00am - 4.00pm|