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New providers of health services for humanitarian entrants

Primary Health Tasmania has commissioned local general practices in Hobart and Launceston to provide primary health care to humanitarian entrants who have recently arrived in the state.

The new providers – one operating from three practices in the north, and one in the south – received the Australian Government funding under the primary health networks (PHNs) program.

These local clinics will provide access to initial primary health services including comprehensive health assessments, immunisation catch up, disease screening and initial treatment, continuing the good work currently provided at two Primary Health Tasmania-operated clinics.

The changeover concludes Primary Health Tasmania’s transition away from direct service delivery, in accordance with Australian Government requirements for PHNs across the country. PHNs are required to commission existing providers to deliver health services.

The two commissioned providers are:

  • North: Launceston Refugee Medical Service (a consortium including the Northern Suburbs Medical Service, High Street Family Practice and Kings Meadows Medical Centre (functioning as a consortium)
  • South: All Round Health and Community Care.

Service transition is currently underway and the new services providers will be fully operational by Apri.

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