Remote Community Health Care

To Kirsty, it's a community that's just over the back fence.

Remote Primary Health Care

Our services in SA/NT

Our Community Health Care teams deliver integrated health services via telehealth consultation and as part of a calendar of scheduled 'fly-in' clinics where Rural Generalists, Community Nurses and Midwives visit local towns and communities to treat patients for a broad range of conditions.

The RFDS also operates three Remote Community Health Clinics at Andamooka, Marla and Marree, providing these communities with 24/7 care.

Remote Community Health also extends to the training and education of rural and remote Australians in first response care. This includes the distribution and maintenance of RFDS Medical Chests and First Aid kits.


Whole of life care

To Helen, it's the check-in that gives her peace of mind.

Operating from the RFDS Port Augusta Base, the RFDS offers remote patients a complete community health care service:

> General Practice
> Preventative Health
> Community Medicine
> Quit Smoking Programs
> Obstetrics Shared Care
> Diabetes Management
> Aged & Palliative Care
> Men’s & Women’s Health
> Mental Health
> Sexual Health
> Aboriginal Health


Empowering remote communities

To Roy, it's coming along with mum and dad to pick up important skills.

The Flying Doctor coordinates First Aid training in rural and remote communities to empower residents to respond in the event of a medical emergency.

The first few minutes and hours after an accident or medical event are critical. We rely on the public's education and advocacy to call for help and provide support where they can until the Flying Doctor can reach the person in need.


Join the team

The RFDS employs Rural Generalists, Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals to support the delivery of its primary health services in South Australia and the Northern Territory.

Click here for current vacancies.

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