community health service

community health service

A service which provides patient/client (P/C) care in the community, including provision of medical/dental, nursing and allied health professional care to P/Cs in need, usually in the P/C's home or other residential setting, or community health premises.

Patient/client groups
People with an identifiable physical condition or mental illness or disability, expectant or nursing mothers, or people whose poor health mandates support services so they can continue to live in the community.

Health services
Preventive services, intervention or health promotion provided as a matter of public policy, targeted to P/C groups or provided in response to individual demand (specifically: breast screening, immunisation, child development surveillance, family planning and dental health services).
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