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This program aims to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians through providing better access to Medicare healthcare services.
The program increases healthcare access through a network of Medicare Liaison Officers who have a diverse range of culturally appropriate skills and expertise. The officers work closely with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, Aboriginal medical services and other health service providers, and their key responsibilities are to:
This program is an initiative of Medicare under the auspices of the Australian Government Department of Human Services.
Abstract adapted from the Australian Government Department of Human Services
Indigenous Access Program
Department of Human Services
PO Box 1001
Tuggeranong DC ACT 2901
Ph: 1800 556 955