Funding and assistance – Healthcare Professionals

Key contacts

  • Medicare Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander free-call telephone service: 1800 556 955
  • Medicare information about claiming and supplying PBS items: 132 290 or
  • To locate a PIP Indigenous Health Incentive participating general practice (GP): 1800 222 032
  • Information on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services can also be found on:


The Department of Health provides information, including education guides and e-Learning modules, to help health professionals provide health services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients.

  • (resources developed by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners)

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There are four main programs that aim to improve the capacity of mainstream health services to better serve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients. These programs provide access to funding schemes.

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The funds provided by the Australian Department of Health and Aged Care enable good coverage of many areas, particularly those within the direct responsibility of the health system. However there are other health topics which require additional funding.

We seek your assistance to fund this topic to support us in helping to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.


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