Primary and Community Health Website: State Government Victoria

Primary health care refers to a broad range of health services most often delivered in community-based settings. Primary health care services seek to intervene early to maximise health and wellbeing outcomes and prevent or slow the progression of ill health.

Victoria has a distinctive primary health care system that is comprised of services funded by state government, commonwealth government, private services, volunteer-led and community-based organisations. Community Health Services (CHSs) play an important role in the primary health system and aim to improve the health and wellbeing of Victorians, particularly people with, or at risk of, poorer health.