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Department of Health and Human Services

What we do - Gippsland

Page content: Acute Health and Aged Care | Public Health, Primary Health and Planning | Mental Health and Drugs | Victorian Patient Transport Assistance Scheme (VPTAS)

Acute Health and Aged Care

The Acute Health and Aged Care team has primary responsibility for:

The Acute Health and Aged Care team has responsibility for monitoring the implementation of Victorian Government policy and funding guidelines associated with service provision, service and capital planning, governance and safety in the Victorian public health system. The team also works with key service partners to promote recruitment and retention of the rural health workforce.

Public Health, Primary Health and Planning

The Public Health, Primary Health and Planning Team works with Local Government, Primary Care Partnerships, Primary Health Services and Aboriginal Community Controlled organisations on integrated approaches to promote, protect and improve population health. In particular the team focuses on:

Working with local government and community service organisations the team focuses on:

Mental Health and Drugs

The Mental Health and Drugs team work to reduce the impact of mental illness and the effects of harmful alcohol and other drug usage by:

Victorian Patient Transport Assistance Scheme (VPTAS)

The Victorian Patient Transport Assistance Scheme (VPTAS) subsidises the travel and accommodation costs incurred by rural Victorians and if appropriate, their escorts, who have no option but to travel a long distance to receive approved medical specialist services. This single state-wide VPTAS office is administered by the Grampians Region from its office in Ballarat.

All claim forms can now be sent to:

Victorian VPTAS Office
PO Box 712
Ballarat VIC 3350

If you have any questions about VPTAS or to enquire about your claim please