Allied & Primary Health Services

HealthWISE is about advancing the well being of our community. We provide a range Allied and Primary Health services across New England North West New South Wales and South East Queensland.

What is Primary Health?

Primary health care is typically the first contact you have when you have a health concern. Primary health care covers health care that is not related to a hospital visit, including health promotion, prevention, early intervention, treatment of acute conditions, and management of chronic conditions.
HealthWISE Primary Health Care Nurses Provide events and health checks in smaller communities in our region.

What is Allied Health?

Allied Health is a term used to describe the broad range of health professionals who are not doctors, dentists or nurses. HealthWISE provide a range of Allied Health services.

Priority Allied Health Services Program – PAHS

What is Priority Allied Health Services Program?

The aim of the Priority Allied Health Services (PAHS) program is to improve the health and wellbeing of people across our region by increasing access to a range of primary health services in our communities. It is primarily focused on residents living in small and more rural locations, enabling them to access these services closer to home. It also aims to improve linkages between allied health and general practice. Treatment under the PAHS program is free for Health Care Card holders/pensioners and people on a low income, and requires a referral. Please talk to you GP, Practice Nurse or Allied Health Professional about being referred to this program.


  • Patients must be low income earners or pension/healthcare cardholders.
  • Patients are eligible for only one PAHS referral, per Allied Health Service, in a 12 month period, except in extenuating circumstances.
  • Referrals for all services will be accepted from GPs, Practice Nurses, and other allied health professionals.
  • The patient’s regular GP must be notified of this and included in all communication.

Acknowledgment of program funding received by the Hunter New England Primary Health Network and the Department of Health.

For more information please contact your nearest office.

HealthWISE Remote Medical Specialists

What is HealthWISE Remote Medical Specialists​?

The Rural Health Outreach Fund and the Medical Outreach Indigenous Chronic Disease Program are designed to improve access to specialist medical and allied health services in rural and remote areas, and in communities with significant Indigenous populations. This is achieved by supporting specialists and allied health professionals to travel to rural and remote locations to provide clinical services, and to up-skill GPs and health workers. Access to these specialist services is through GP referral.

Some Aboriginal identified services do not require a GP referral – please contact a HealthWISE office for these Medical Outreach Indigenous Chronic Disease Program services.

Fee structure is determined by provider and needs to be confirmed on booking. Ask your GP or contact HealthWISE for information about specific providers.

These services are available in selected towns in our region. Please click here to find a service near you: