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Our Mission: To provide excellence in aeromedical and primary health care across Australia

How we do it

The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (RFDS) is one of the largest and most comprehensive aeromedical organisations in the world. Using the latest in aviation, medical and communications technology, we deliver extensive primary health care and 24-hour emergency service to those who live, work and travel throughout Australia.

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Aeromedical Retrieval

With a waiting room of 7.13 million square kilometres, we provide 24-hour aeromedical emergency services to country Australia.

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Dental care

Dental Care

RFDS Oral health services have been established in many areas of Australia, with fly-in fly-out or mobile basis.

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GP and Nurse Clinics

The RFDS provides regular fly-in fly-out GP, Nursing and Allied Health Clinics to rural and remote communities.

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Patient transfers

Whether it is inter-hospital transfers by air or by road, the RFDS plays a vital role in transporting patients from hospital to hospital for medical treatment

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Telehealth

Tele-health consultations provide medical assistance or advice from an RFDS doctor to those who live in rural and remote areas.

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Research

Providing emergency medical and primary health services across vast distances and communities, we are in a unique position to bring health service information and statistics to the attention of industry so that we can achieve better health outcomes for country Australians.

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What's happening in your state

The RFDS works throughout Australia. Check out what is happening in your home state

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