Department of Health

Primary care is often someone's first point of contact with the health system. Victoria's community health services play an important role in the delivery of state-funded, population-focused, and community-based health services.

Primary care services are usually:

  • the pathway people generally take to other services
  • a point of coordination between other services
  • located in the community
  • directly connected to people’s daily lives and to the management of their wellbeing.

Reviewed 31 October 2023


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