Primary health care

Primary health care is health care received in the community, usually from family doctors, community nurses, staff in local clinics or other health professionals. It should be universally accessible to individuals and families by means acceptable to them, with their full participation and at a cost that the community and country can afford.

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Creating life lines – integrating mental health services into primary care

While screening for depression is one of the first ways that primary care doctors and nurses can help, it is important that they are also equipped with resources to follow up on the results of these screenings; primary care teams require adequate training to screen and prevent, but also to treat and prescribe.

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WHO European Centre for Primary Health Care

Division of Health Systems and Public Health, Kazakhstan

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December 2016