Priority Allied Health Services Program – PAHS

The aim of the Priority Allied Health Services (PAHS) program is to improve the health and wellbeing of people across our region by increasing access to a range of primary health services in our communities. It is primarily focused on residents living in small and more rural locations, enabling them to access these services closer to home. It also aims to improve linkages between allied health and general practice. Treatment under the PAHS program is free for Health Care Card holders/pensioners and people on a low income, and requires a referral. A referral form for this program can be found under the resources tab.

Eligibility
Patients must be low income earners or pension/healthcare cardholders. Patients are eligible for only one PAHS referral, per Allied Health Service, in a 12 month period, except in extenuating circumstances.
* Referrals for all services will be accepted from GPs, Practice Nurses, and other allied health professionals. The patient’s regular GP must be notified of this and included in all communication.
Acknowledgment of program funding received by the Hunter New England Primary Health Network and the Department of Health.
For more information please contact your nearest office