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Please note: For the location of general practitioners who are a part of this program, you will need to call 1800 222 032, and for specific health care claims (for example under the MBS or PBS) you will need to contact Medicare directly (see links below). Medicare's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Line (1800 556 955) has been set up specifically to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients.
The Improving Indigenous Access to Mainstream Primary Care (IIAMPC) program aims to help to 'close the gap' in life expectancy by improving access to culturally competent mainstream primary care services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
The objectives of the program are to:
The program’s scope is to fund activities and services, including through an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce expansion, which contribute to culturally competent mainstream primary care services. Funding is provided to employ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Outreach Workers and Indigenous Health Project Officers. For details regarding the funding eligibilityand the application process, please click on the guidelines in the links below.
While the IIAMPC Programme commenced as part of the Indigenous Chronic Disease Package in 2009-10, and continued under the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Chronic Disease Fund, the Programme now operates as part of the Indigenous Australians’ Health Programme (IAHP).
Abstract adapted from the Department of Health
Department of Health
GPO Box 9848
Canberra ACT 2601
Ph: (02) 6289 1555
Freecall: 1800 020 103