Key messages

  • Victoria's community health services, general practice and other private providers coordinate care to achieve the best health outcomes for Victorians.

Building relationships between community health and general practice

Successful working relationships between Victorian community health services, general practice and other private providers are necessary to maximise service offerings, coordinate care and achieve the best health outcomes for Victorians. Victoria’s community health services can enhance consumers’ access to allied health and mental health services by involving general practitioners and incorporating appropriate MBS services, regardless of whether they operate general practices themselves.

Guide to working with General Practice

The Working with general practice guide was developed by the Department of Health that provides tools, resources and case studies for engagement with GPs.