Primary health care is any medical service that is provided outside the four walls of a hospital, including aged care, community health, general practice, custodial, schools and many other primary health care settings. Australia's 96,000+ primary health care nurses play a critical role in disease prevention and control to keep people healthy. They provide proactive care and health promotion to keep Australians well.
Enhance knowledge of adolescent fertility,reproductive and sexual health and increased confidence in shared decision making with patients whilst improving communication, health prevention, health promotion and education.
Reminder: On 1 December 2017 the National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) was renewed.
The Pap test was replaced by the human papillomavirus (HPV) Cervical Screening Test with the age for screening under the NCSP changed from 18 to 25.
Please remember that Pap tests are no longer eligible for Medicare rebates–patients may be charged if this test is requested.
March 2018. The Bega Teen Clinic is a nurse-led, early intervention model of access to primary health care for teenagers, which sits within existing general practices providing a drop-in service for young people in rural towns and supported by APNA through the Enhanced Nurse Clinics program.