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Table 1 Core primary health care services with illustrative lists for an Australian context [15]

From: Ensuring equity of access to primary health care in rural and remote Australia - what core services should be locally available?

Care of the sick and injured Public health/Illness prevention
 24 h care including evacuation  Immunisation
 Treatment of injury and poisoning  Communicable disease control
 Pathology  Targeted/health promotion programs
 Radiology  Screening programs
 Provision of essential drugs  Youth programs
 Patient advocacy  Well men’s and women’s services
   Advocacy
Mental health/Social, emotional well being Rehabilitation
 Counselling  Alcohol and other drug rehabilitation
 Drug and alcohol treatment  After trauma
   Post-CVA (stroke)
Maternal and child health Oral/Dental health
 Ante/post natal care  
 Child development checks
 Immunisation
Sexual and reproductive health Allied health services
 Sexually transmitted infections and blood borne viruses  Aged care and disability services
 Family planning  Palliative care
   Counselling/social work/family violence
   Audiology
   Dietetics
   Occupational therapy
   Physiotherapy
   Podiatry
   Speech pathology
   Psychology
   Optometry