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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
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
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
   Occupational therapy
   Speech pathology