Primary health networks (PHNs)
Primary health networks (PHNs) were set up to improve patient care and to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of patient care. Learn more about the role of PHNs.
The services described on this page are designed to improve access to healthcare for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and dementia
Find out more about dementia and how it affects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from Mark Wenitong, one of Australia's longest standing and respected indigenous doctors.
Queensland rural and remote health services
Queensland's rural and remote regions make careful planning and preparation essential to help you meet the challenge of accessing health services.
South Australia rural and remote health services
South Australia’s rural and remote health services are very important to the 1 in 5 SA residents who live outside the greater Adelaide metro area.
Northern Territory rural and remote health services
NT health services support some very remote areas, so they are not always readily available. It's important to prepare for when you need help.
Cervical screening test
Pap smears have been replaced by a new cervical screening test to detect human papillomavirus (HPV), helping protect women from cervical cancer.
Australia’s healthcare system
The Australian healthcare system can sometimes seem confusing. This information will help you understand the types of service available.