Regionally Tailored Primary Health Care Initiatives through Medicare Locals Fund

The Regionally Tailored Primary Health Care Initiatives through Medicare Locals Fund provides funding to Medicare Locals to improve the availability, appropriateness, coordination and integration of primary health care in the local community.

Page last updated: 24 January 2013

Page last reviewed: August 2014

Guidelines for the Regionally Tailored Primary Heatlh Care Initiatives through the Medicare Locals Fund detail how the fund operates.

Programs that have been consolidated into the Regionally Tailored Primary Health Care Initiatives through Medicare Locals Fund are:
  • Primary Health Care Organisations – Medicare Locals
  • Improve Access to After-hours Care - Funding to Medicare Locals to ensure availability of face-to-face after hours services
  • General Practice After Hours Program
  • Workforce Support for Rural GPs Program
  • Rural GP Locum Program
  • Rural Primary Health Services Program
  • Medicare Plus Better Aged Care Residents (Aged Care Access Initiative) – Allied Health component
  • Primary Health Care Organisation Support – Improving Access to General Practice and Primary Health Care Services for Older Australians

Flexible funds: