Primary health care is generally the first point of contact you have with the health system. Typical examples are your local GP, or an allied health professional such as a dentist, physio or speech pathologist. Your local pharmacist is another primary health care provider, and so is a community nurse or a midwife. These health practitioners provide continuing care to patients and coordinate any specialist care the patient may need.
The Snowy Valleys project is a partnership between Murrumbidgee Local Health District, Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network, and NSW Rural Doctors Network. Local community representatives include Local Health Advisory Committees, Snowy Valleys Council, HEAL Mawang, Disability Action Group, and health practitioners.
For enquiries about the Snowy Valleys project please contact Catherine Cusack (project officer).
T: 0415 451 510
The Program has received funding through the Innovative Models of Care grant program that is administered by the Commonwealth Government Department of Health and Aged Care. It is currently funded until June 2024 to trial a group medical appointment model in the Snowy Valleys area for patients with type 2 diabetes or respiratory illness.