Primary Care

Primary healthcare includes the essential medical services required for an individual to live a long and healthy life. It provides an overarching principle for providing quality care for all age groups. A broad range of techniques are used for the promotion, prevention, and rehabilitation of different healthcare-related possibilities over the course of a lifetime. The overarching principle behind primary care is people centred rather than disease centred, aiming to address social, physical, and mental needs throughout a lifetime, rather than focusing on individual problems in isolation. Primary care is an approach guiding society-wide healthcare towards effectively addressing the broader issues in public health. According to The World Health Organization (WHO), Primary Care involves three main goals, firstly, to address the healthcare needs of people over the course of their lifetime. Secondly, advocating for positive change through public policy. Thirdly, to eventually position the average family to take charge of their mental/physical health.