Primary care initiatives and programs

A list of initiatives and programs we fund that are related to primary care.

Primary care initiatives and programs

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pharmacy Scholarship Scheme

    This scholarship scheme encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to undertake undergraduate or graduate entry studies in pharmacy at an Australian university.
  • Child Dental Benefits Schedule

    Learn about the policy work we do to support Australia's National Oral Health Plan through the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS). The schedule covers part or all of the cost of some basic dental services for eligible patients.
  • COAG Section 19(2) Exemptions Initiative – Improving Access to Primary Care in Rural and Remote Areas

    This initiative improves access to primary care in rural and remote areas. It allows states and the Northern Territory to claim Medicare benefits for primary health care services at approved health facilities or sites.
  • GP Super Clinics Programme

    Learn about the funding of GP Super Clinics, the objectives of the programme and who to contact to find out more.
  • Home Medicines Review

    Under the Home Medicines Review, a pharmacist visits patients’ homes to help them understand all the medicines they take, and make recommendations to help health practitioners and patients develop medicine management plans. This helps to increase quality use of medicines and decrease adverse events.
  • Improving annual health assessments for people with intellectual disability

    An annual health assessment is a comprehensive assessment of a patient. It provides a structured way to identify health issues and conditions that are potentially preventable. We want to make sure more people with intellectual disability have an annual health assessment.
  • Living with COVID – primary care package

    The Living with COVID package supports primary care to manage COVID-19 patients confidently, effectively, and safely, while minimising pressure on the health care system. Find out how the measures work and how you can access them for your patients.
  • Medicare Urgent Care Clinics

    The Australian Government has announced 58 Medicare Urgent Care Clinics (Medicare UCCs) will open around the country. Medicare UCCs will give Australian families more options to see a healthcare professional when they have an urgent, but not life threatening, need for care.
  • National Roadmap for Improving the Health of People with Intellectual Disability

    The Australian Government has released the National Roadmap for Improving the Health of People with Intellectual Disability to address serious health inequities faced by people with intellectual disability. Read about the roadmap and plan to improve the health of people with intellectual disability.
  • Pharmacy Trial Program

    The Pharmacy Trial Program aims to trial new services that expand the role of pharmacists delivering primary health care and improve clinical outcomes for consumers. At the end of the trials, a health technology assessment will inform decisions on future funding.
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