Peoplebank is Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network's online consultation initiative to include you in the conversation about improving local health.

Consumers, clinicians and the entire community are an important part of our efforts to improve local health outcomes, and we've made a commitment to consult about what works, and also what needs to change.

Peoplebank is an opportunity for you to provide your thoughts, feelings and ideas on a range of projects and activities we are working on to create healthy people and healthy communities.

Click here to visit peoplebank and join the conversation.


We're working to create healthy people and healthy communities

Hunter New England and Central Coast PHN is a not for profit organisation primarily funded by the Commonwealth government to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the primary health care system.


What do we do?

HNECC PHN supports GPs and other health professionals, and delivers a range of programs.

Supporting health care professionals with:

  • HealthPathways -an online portal of localised clinical pathways
  • electronic referrals and eHealth records
  • accreditation and quality standards
  • chronic disease management and care coordination 

 We also fund and manage healthcare and support programs for people in the community including:

  • Closing the Gap Aboriginal Health programs
  • After Hours GP care
  • Primary Mental Health Services
  • Primary Allied Health Services
  • Health screening and immunisation


HNECC PHN is pleased to announce it has now completed the commissioning of new services to improve access to drug and alcohol treatment options and culturally appropriate mental health services for Aboriginal people.

The funding for these new services follows an open market tendering process that was informed by the PHN’s baseline needs assessment and market analysis. Now that the contracts are in place the successful service providers will finalise the necessary staffing and resource allocations to enable the delivery of face-to-face services for patients.

Due to varying start-up requirements for the service providers, the dates for service commencement will differ across our region. We will provide an update to stakeholders once these commissioned services become active.

You can view the details of successful service providers below. 

Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services

Indigenous Mental Health Services

Integrated Team Care

Our region: Hunter, New England & Central Coast

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