The RFDS in TAS
What we do in Tasmania
RFDS Tasmania delivers a range of primary health care services and community projects to benefit all Tasmanians, including an award-winning dental outreach program and mental and physical health programs that are all provided free of charge.
Our mobile and visiting dental care services are currently operating on King Island and at clinics on the north-west and east coasts.
Our primary health services are delivered in 11 LGAs on the east and west coasts, north, north-east coast, Tasman, Bruny Island and Huon Valley. These include mobile youth mental health services on the east and west coasts, Meander Valley, Central Highlands and Northern Midlands.
Non-emergency patient transport (NEPT) services are delivered from the base at Launceston Airport. Meanwhile, our education and scholarship programs give young people learning experiences that stay with them for life.
In addition, we support RFDS South Eastern Section who, in partnership with Ambulance Tasmania, fills the vital role of providing emergency trauma evacuations and inter-hospital transfers by supplying the state's fixed wing air ambulance.
The aero-medical services operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with more than 2300 flights per year between airstrips on King, Flinders and Cape Barren Islands and at Queenstown, Wynyard, Burnie, Devonport, Smithton, St Helens, Launceston, Hobart and Melbourne.
Find out more about our services:
- MOBILE DENTISTRY
- PHYSICAL & MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS
- PATIENT TRANSPORT (ROAD)
- AEROMEDICAL SUPPORT
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