Primary health care has a broad focus and provides a comprehensive range of health services delivered by multidisciplinary teams. The teams include General Practitioners, Nurses, Allied Health Professionals and other health personnel such as Indigenous Health Workers and Health Promotion and Community Development Officers.
The RFDS provides primary health care services through regular services at a range of locations such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, rural towns, remote stations, mines and oil fields, national parks and island resorts throughout regional and remote Queensland.
RFDS aircraft (Pilatus PC-12s, Beechcraft King Air B200s and Cessna Caravans), charter aircraft and road vehicles facilitate the transportation of RFDS employees to deliver primary health care services to 130 Queensland communities.
The RFDS primary health care services include:
- General practice
- Rural Women's GP Service
- Child and family health
- Indigenous health including chronic disease management
- Mental health/social and emotional wellbeing
- Health promotion/community capacity building.