Primary Care And You
Concept of Primary Care and Family Doctor
What is Primary Care?
Primary care is the first level of care in the whole healthcare system, while secondary and tertiary care mainly include specialist and hospital services.
Primary care is the first point of contact in a continuing healthcare process, providing broad range of services close to the community where people live and work, including:
- health promotion
- prevention of acute and chronic diseases
- health risk assessment and disease identification
- treatment and care for acute and chronic diseases
- self-management support
- rehabilitative, supportive and palliative care for disability or end-stage diseases
Primary care may be provided by different healthcare providers including western medicine doctors, dentists, Chinese medicine practitioners, nurses, chiropractors, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, clinical psychologists, dietitians, pharmacists, optometrists, speech therapists, podiatrists, etc.
What is family doctor?
Family doctor is the major primary care service provider who provides comprehensive, person-centred, continuing, preventive and co-ordinated care to you and your family members, taking care of the health of you and your family members.
|Family Doctor and You|
|Family Doctor and Children|
|Family Doctor and Elders|
Are you looking for a primary care doctor, dentist or Chinese medicine practitioner who suits your my need?
Please refer to the Primary Care Directory.