WHAT IS PRIMARY HEALTH CARE?

HE AHA TE TIAKI HAUORA TUATAHI?

Primary health care is the type of professional health care that is provided in your community, rather than in a hospital.

Nurse taking blood pressure of a young woman

People who provide primary health care include family doctors (GPs), practice nurses, pharmacists and other health professionals who work at a general practice or medical centre.

The Western Bay of Plenty Primary Health Organisation helps to plan, fund and coordinate services provided by these professionals.

We are also involved with many Bay of Plenty health programmes that involve:

…and much, much more.