Primary Health Networks

Find out more about these new Networks.

What are Primary Health Networks?

Since 1 July 2015, Primary Health Networks have replaced Medicare Locals.

Primary Health Networks (PHNs) are intended to be working directly with general practitioners, other primary health care providers, secondary care providers, hospitals and the broader community to:

  • improve access to primary care services for patients
  • ensure better coordination of care with local hospitals

There are six PHNs in Victoria. Stay in touch with your PHN to find out what local initiatives, training and updates are available.

Credit: Victorian PHN Alliance

The Federal Government has set six key priority areas for targeted work in mental health, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, population health, health workforce, eHealth and aged care.

A key task for the PHNs is to establish Community Advisory Committees, which will ensure all patients and local communities can provide feedback to, and have direct input into the PHN.

To learn more about these Networks, why not visit the Federal Government's Department of Health website?

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