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Improving Indigenous access to mainstream primary care program



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 direct, see links below.

This program aims to close the gap in life expectancy for Indigenous people by improving access to culturally sensitive health care services. The priorities identified for the program include:

A number of programs/initiatives are available for general practices under this program including:

Funding for this program comes from the $805.5m allocated by the Commonwealth Government to tackle chronic disease in the Indigenous population.

Refer to the links below for further information of relevance to the Closing the gap programs and initiatives.


Department of Health and Ageing
Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
Closing the gap: Indigenous chronic disease package
GPO Box 9848
Woden ACT 2601


Last updated: 8 February 2013
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