Primary Health Care

Welcome to the HealthInfoNet section about primary health care among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It includes a collection of publications, resources, programs and organisations relating to all aspects of primary health care.

What is primary health care?

Primary health care is the ‘frontline’ of the health care system in Australia. It is generally the first ‘layer’ of health care services that individuals, families and the community encounter that usually provide comprehensive and continuous care. Primary health care includes general practitioners (GPs), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Practitioners, nurses, allied health professionals, midwives, pharmacists and dentists. The services provided as part of primary health care are broad, and include health promotion and education, prevention and screening, early intervention, treatment and management.

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