What We Do

Primary health

What we do

The Department of Health is responsible for delivering integrated services that maintain and improve the health and well-being of individual Tasmanians and the Tasmanian community as a whole. As a consequence of the diverse range of services provided by the Department, there are opportunities to ensure that services are planned and integrated in a way that maximises health and well-being outcomes for the Tasmanian community. To help achieve this, the Department fosters networks and partnerships with the community and other providers, in addition to the services directly provided by the Department.

We provide services at over 350 sites to 480,000 Tasmanians across the State including:

  • three acute hospitals: The Royal Hobart, Launceston General and North West Regional Hospitals
  • 20 rural health facilities (including district hospitals, multi-purpose services and other inpatient facilities)
  • 46 ambulance stations
  • 21 community health and multi-purpose centres
  • 15 day centres for the frail, aged and people with a disability
  • 82 child health centres (at a combination of dedicated and collocated sites)
  • two youth health centres
  • three parenting centres
  • 32 mental health facilities
  • seven housing service centres servicing over 12,500 social housing properties
  • 33 oral (dental) health facilities
  • 32 telehealth facilities
  • one inpatient and five outreach clinics for alcohol and drug services the Ashley Youth Detention Centre.
  • A number of services are also provided directly to clients in their homes.

Services provided by the Department include

  • oral (dental) health services
  • alcohol and drug services
  • public and environmental health services
  • scientific services
  • health and well-being outcome services for diverse population groups
  • cancer screening and control
  • aged, rural and community health services
  • mental health services
  • services for people with a disability
  • palliative care
  • special needs accommodation
  • hospital services for admitted and non-admitted patients
  • emergency and non-emergency patient transport
  • clinical research
  • clinical teaching

Rural Hospitals and Multi purpose Centres

Rural Hospitals and Multi Purpose Centres are located in a number of rural communities throughout Tasmania.

They provide a broad range of services to communities of differing sizes and needs. Services may include residential aged care, accident and emergency, inpatient hospital care and community care.

Listed below are the Rural Hospitals and Multi Purpose Centres in Tasmania, click on the links for contact information.