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Priority Allied Health Services (PAHS) Program

Priority Allied Health Services (PAHS)

Our PHN provides funding to a number of organisations across the region who deliver a range of different allied health services through the Priority Allied Health Services Program (PAHS).

The aim of PAHS is to improve the health and wellbeing of people across our region by increasing access to a range of primary and allied health services and activities. They are provided in targeted communities, predominantly focusing on residents living in small and more rural locations with identified health needs.

The objectives of the PAHS program are to:

  • Provide and maintain access to supplementary allied health and primary care services that are based on identified health needs in each community.
  • Promote coordinated, multi-disciplinary team-based approaches to the provision of integrated primary health care services.
  • Provide and maintain access to relevant health promotion and preventative health programs and activities designed to promote health and wellbeing.
  • Encourage people in rural and remote Australia to adopt or modify behaviours to better manage their health and wellbeing.
  • Reduce barriers and improve access to primary health care services for older people who are living in a Residential Aged Care Facility (RACF) or in the community.
  • Reduce reliance on general practice for some aspects of the prevention and management of chronic conditions.

Services & Communities

Below is a list of the services and communities that are currently funded through the PAHS program:

Diabetes Education

Aberdeen, Cessnock, Denman, Merriwa, Murrurundi, Muswellbrook, Scone


Armidale, Barraba, Bingara, Bulahdelah, Cessnock, Forster, Glen Innes, Gloucester, Gunnedah, Manilla, Moree, Muswellbrook, Narrabri, Quirindi, Scone, Singleton, Taree, Tea Gardens, Walcha, Warialda, Wingham

Exercise Physiology

Armidale, Barraba, Bingara, Boggabri, Glen Innes, Gunnedah, Inverell, Manilla, Moree, Mungindi, Narrabri, Quirindi, Tenterfield, Walcha, Warialda

Healthy Ageing (groups)

Ashford, Barraba, Bingara, Bundarra, Glen Innes, Gunnedah, Inverell, Manilla, Moree, Narrabri, Quirindi, Tenterfield, Uralla, Walcha, Warialda

Occupational Therapy

Boggabri, Gunnedah, Gwydir, Inverell, Moree, Narrabri, Wee Waa


Aberdeen, Armidale, Barraba, Boggabri, Cessnock, Glen Innes, Gunnedah, Guyra, Inverell, Manilla, Moree, Murrurundi, Muswellbrook, Narrabri, Quirindi, Wee Waa


Armidale, Boggabri, Glen Innes, Gunnedah, Guyra, Inverell, Kootingal, Narrabri, Nundle, Quirindi, Tamworth, Tenterfield, Walcha, Wee Waa

Speech Pathology

Boggabri, Forster, Gloucester, Gunnedah, Inverell, Moree, Narrabri, Taree, Tamworth, Wee Waa

Referral to the PAHS program can be made by the clients regular General Practitioner. Preference should be given to clients with a Department of Human services issued health care and/or concession card.

If you are interested in more about how to access these services, please contact the program coordinator.

Emma Bohringer

Commissioning Coordinator, Primary Care Services
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Phone Number

0439 452 078 Call now
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