Creating a healthier, better connected Gippsland.

Indigenous Australian Health Programs

Gippsland PHN is committed to providing inclusive services and work environments where people of all backgrounds, sexualities, genders, cultures, spiritual beliefs, age, bodies and abilities are valued, supported and celebrated. Gippsland PHN acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional owners of country throughout Gippsland, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to elders both past, present and emerging. We also recognise, respect and affirm the central role played in our work by people with lived experience, their families and/or carers.

PBS Co-payment Measure

The Closing the Gap (CTG) Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Co-payment Measure improves access to PBS medicines for eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who are living with, or at risk of, chronic disease. For more information visit the Department of Health & Human Services website.

Call PBS Co-payment Measure Hotline (02) 6289 2409 between 9am – 5pm EST, Monday to Friday (call charges apply).

Practice Incentive Payment (PIP) Indigenous Health Incentive

The PIP Indigenous Health Incentive aims to support general practices and Indigenous health services to provide better health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients, including best practice management of chronic disease. To be eligible, general practices must be accredited, or registered for accreditation, and participating in the Practice Incentive Program.

PIP IHI Hotline: 1800 222 032 (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can phone this hotline to identify general practices or health services that are registered for the PIP IHI).

Indigenous Ear and Eye Surgical Program

The Ear and Eye Surgical Program, provided by the Rural Workforce Agency Victoria, is designed to increase access to surgery for Indigenous Australians with diagnosed ear and eye conditions living in rural and remote locations- including Gippsland.

Download the RWAV Indigenous Eye and Ear Surgical Program Flyer.

Black Pages

The Black Pages website (see link below) offers health providers a reference point for Aboriginal-specific services in Gippsland, and enable appropriate referrals. It is hoped the Gippsland Black Pages Aboriginal Service Directory will be widely used and shared between all service providers to assist with targeted and culturally-sensitive care.

Useful Links

NACCHO – National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

VACCHO – Victorian Community Controlled Health Service

RACGP Close the Gap

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)

Department of Health and Human Services Victoria: Aboriginal Health

Indigenous Health InfoNet

Oxfam: Indigenous Australia

Deadly Sport Gippsland

doctors in secondary schools program