About


Doctors’ Health Services Pty Ltd (DrHS) was formed in April 2015 to establish the first national health program for doctors and medical students in Australia.

DrHS is a subsidiary company of the Australian Medical Association and is funded by the Medical Board of Australia. The company coordinates the delivery of health advisory and referral services to doctors and medical students by providers in every state and territory.


History

Historically, doctors’ health services across Australia have received varying levels of support with few having significant levels of funding. This means that the services have operated largely on the goodwill of committed individuals.

In 2014, the Medical Board of Australia announced a significant boost in resources to
doctors’ health, and committed to establishing an equitable national health program for doctors and medical students, funded within existing board resources from registration fees paid by medical practitioners.

Extensive national consultation with doctors about health services made it clear that separation between regulators and health programs was essential for them to work.

As a result, the board decided to partner with the Australian Medical Association (AMA) to deliver the new arrangements.

The AMA established a subsidiary company, Doctors’ Health Services Pty Ltd to administer the health programs at arm’s-length from the medical board and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority.

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Doctors' Health Services Pty Ltd
ACN: 606 610 440
42 Macquarie Street, Barton ACT 2600
PO Box 6090, Kingston ACT 2604