The RFDS in VIC

What we do in Victoria

In Victoria the Royal Flying Doctor Service works in partnership with a number of community health organisations across the State to improve the health and well-being of our rural communities. We believe in creating opportunities so all Victorians have the choice to access essential health care services.

Each year we come into contact with more than 90,000 patients throughout Victoria through primary health care services and transports by air or road. 

We also provide non-emergency patient transport services on behalf of Ambulance Victoria, this service is also supported by our aircraft capability at Essendon Fields Airport. 

Speech Therapy

Speech Therapy

The Royal Flying Doctor Service is working with local health services to provide children aged 0-12 years access to local speech pathology.

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Community Transport

RFDS Victoria has partnered with local health services to provide a community transport service for the Heathcote and Rochester regions.

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Mobile Patient Care

RFDS Victoria provides non-emergency patient transport service, known as Mobile Patient Care. This service is a quality, efficient and caring patient transport services for people who need to travel to hospital or to specialist care. We provide these services from our 13 bases located throughout Victoria and is supported by our aircraft at Essendon Airport.

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Mobile Event Care

RFDS Victoria provides a Mobile Event Care service that is medical support service for event organisers and patrons attending events through Victoria. We employ a range of dedicated and highly qualified first aid responders, paramedics, nurses and doctors specifically for our event medical support teams, as well as drawing on our extensive pool of Patient Transport Officers and Ambulance Transport Attendants from our Mobile Patient Care service.

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Flying Doctor Telehealth

The Flying Doctor Telehealth service connects patients in rural Victorian communities with specialist appointments online via a video call. Specialists are located in Melbourne and some surrounding major towns and cities.

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Mobile Dental Care in VIC

Poor oral health can lead to serious health complications and in some parts of Victoria, it is the second leading cause of preventable hospital admissions. Working with a team of dentists, oral health therapists and dental assistants the Flying Doctor Dental Clinic provides oral health education, screening and treatment for people living in rural Victorian communities using mobile and fixed clinics.

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Ground Crew

Join our Ground Crew and challenge yourself today. With every step you take and every drop of sweat you shed, you’ll be helping us save lives.

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Flying Doctor Wellbeing

The Flying Doctor provides free access to mental health and wellbeing services in several areas across Victoria. This is a confidential support service that helps you connect to mental health professionals to help you through tough times.

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Rural Women's GP Service

Often women prefer to consult with a female doctor for a range of health issues. RFDS Victoria provides a Rural Women's GP service in small communities in the North West, North East and South East of Victoria.

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Mobile Eye Care

For people in some rural communities, a visit to an eye specialist can be a lengthy journey. Our Mobile Eye Care program provides an eye clinic that travels to the regions of the Mallee, West Wimmera and East Gippsland and provides monthly visits in communities in these districts. This program is free and is delivered in partnership with the Australian College of Optometry, OneSight and local health services. It also provides outreach education about eye care for community groups in the region.

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Education

The Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria provides an Education program for Primary and Secondary students to learn all about the Flying Doctors. The Education program teaches students about the significant contribution the Royal Flying Doctor Service has made to Australia's history and educates them on the range of services the Flying Doctor provides 24/7 to people living, working and traveling through out Australia.

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