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Our work to support primary health care

We work closely with our commissioned service providers to establish programs and support activities to improve primary health care within our region.

Our organisation

Who we are

Established and funded by the Federal Government, Adelaide Primary Health Network (PHN) is a not-for profit organisation. It is one of 31 PHNs operating across Australia, and one of two in South Australia.


Working closely with the wider Adelaide community and benefitting from the experience and knowledge of primary health care providers, Adelaide PHN’s role is to ensure the health system better meets people’s needs.


Specifically, Adelaide PHN is tasked to:

  • Increase the efficiency and effectiveness of health services for people, particularly those at risk of poor health outcomes; and

  • Improve coordination of care to ensure people receive the right care in the right place at the right time.

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How we work

Adelaide PHN does not deliver health services but works by commissioning and integrating innovative health services and activities to respond to the needs of our community.

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Understanding the needs of our region

Adelaide PHN covers all of the Adelaide metropolitan region, from Sellicks Hill in the south to Angle Vale in the north, and from the beaches in the west to the foothills in the east. This area is home to 1.2 million people – the vast majority of the South Australian population.


We undertake extensive community and stakeholder consultation to identify and analyse the health and service needs of our region and to prioritise our activities to address those needs.

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2021 Annual Primary Health Care Awards

Recognising the hard work and dedication of our region’s primary health care organisations who have been responsive to our community’s needs in an ever-changing environment.

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