- Primary healthcare is the first contact a person has with the health system when they have a health problem.
- Primary healthcare refers to a broad range of health services provided by medical professionals in the community.
- Your general practitioner (GP) is a primary healthcare provider, and so are nurses, pharmacists and allied health providers like dentists.
- Primary healthcare is the provision of health services, including diagnosis and treatment of a health condition, and support in managing long-term healthcare, including chronic conditions like diabetes.
- Primary healthcare includes seeing health professionals to help you maintain good health, with regular health checks, health advice when you have concerns, and support for ongoing care.
Primary healthcare explained
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