Doctors, practice nurses and pharmacists are examples of primary healthcare providers.
They are generally the first person you see for medical help. When you are referred to a hospital or specialist, this is called secondary care.
Nelson Marlborough Health funds two primary health organisations that oversee primary healthcare in our regions: Kimi Hauora Wairau Marlborough Primary Health Organisation and Nelson Bays Primary Health.
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