About primary care
Discover what primary care is and why it's so important for you, your family and our health system.
What we're doing
Find out how we're improving primary care through innovative new programs, strengthening Medicare and more.
We fund after-hours care – for when treatment just can't wait but it's not serious enough for hospital.
Pharmacies sell medicines but they also provide a range of useful services you may not know about.
Primary Health Networks
Australia’s 31 Primary Health Networks (PHNs) are independent organisations working to streamline health services – particularly for those at risk of poor health outcomes – and to better coordinate care so people receive the right care, in the right place, at the right time.
National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO)
NACCHO provides advice and guidance to the Australian Government on policy and budget matters. It also advocates for community-developed health solutions that improve quality of life and improved health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.