Rural Health Outreach Fund (RHOF) is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and administered by Rural Health West.

This program aims to improve health outcomes for people living in urban, rural and remote locations by supporting the delivery of outreach health activities through improved coordination and combination of health activities. By providing both public and private outreach health services that address prioritised community needs, RHOF aims to broaden the range and choice of health services available and remove the financial disincentives that create barriers to service provision.

RHOF focuses on a multidisciplinary team approach to health care with a focus on four priorities:

  • Maternity and paediatric health
  • Eye health
  • Mental health
  • Support for chronic disease management

For further information on RHOF, download the RHOF Service Delivery Standards.

Rural Health West encourages the provision of culturally appropriate services. Funding may be available for cultural training and familiarisation for health professionals who provide outreach services. For more information visit the Cultural Awareness and Safety Training page for more information.

Service providers can download a copy of the RHOF Service Activity Report here.

If you have enquiries about RHOF, please contact Rural Health West on +61 8 6389 4500 or email the Outreach in the Outback team.