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Primary Health Services

Overview

The Primary Health Services (PHS) team aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people living in rural areas by increasing the number and range of Allied Health service delivery in targeted rural communities and by improving the local linkages between Allied Health care and general practice.

The PHS provides allied health services to rural population according to the Australian Standard Geographical Classification - Remoteness Area ASGC-RA 2-5, with priority given to small rural communities located in ASGC-RA 3 (Outer Regional) - 5 (Very Remote).

PHS Allied Health Professionals Roles & Responsibilities

Allied Health professionals will provide clinical services on an individual or group basis.

Allied Health services are provided free of charge.

Referrals to the PHS Team can be made through a range of primary health professionals:

  • General Practitioner
  • Allied Health Professional
  • External Health or other stakeholder
  • Self

Rural Health Providers

  • Primary Health Care Nurses
  • Diabetes Educators
  • Dietitians
  • Podiatrists

The Primary Health Services (PHS) team is funded under the Western NSW Health Alliance and is a program that aims to work in partnership to prevent the burden of disease in our local rural and remote communities through the provision of targeted, high quality Allied Health services.

Referrals to the PHS team can be made through GPs, other health professionals, parents, teachers, early childhood educators, or by the individual themselves, with the exception of the Diabetes Educators who are GP referred only.

For further details on the services provided under the PHS, please refer to the Primary Health Services Referral Form.

For other resources please visit our Resources Page.

For further information on Marathon Health Primary Health Services please contact:

Shellie Burgess Carol Brownlow
Primary Health Services Manager Primary Health Services Administration Officer
(02) 6333 2800 (02) 6826 5200
shellie.burgess@marathonhealth.com.au carol.brownlow@marathonhealth.com.au

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