Questions to Ask Your Health Professional

You will have questions about diseases or conditions, medications or treatments. You might find it helpful to take a list of questions when you visit your health professional.

Depending on the reason for your visit, these questions may include:

  • What’s wrong with me?
  • Exactly what type of procedure or treatment are you proposing?
  • What are the risks of the procedure?
  • Is there any alternative treatment?
  • How long will the procedure take?
  • How much will it cost?
  • Will my health fund cover the cost?
  • What drugs will I be given? What side effects might they have?
  • How long will I be unwell or unable to work?
  • Can I have a second opinion?
  • If I sign this, what am I agreeing to?
  • Can you explain everything again in terms that I can understand?