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Table 1 Community healthcare services: CAM programs

From: Integrating complementary and alternative medicine into mainstream healthcare services: the perspectives of health service managers

Community health services CHS 1 CHS 2a and 2b** CHS 3 CHS 4 CHS 5
Type of service Drug and alcohol rehabilitation Women’s health Refugee mental health service Drug and alcohol rehabilitation Women’s health
Funding of CAM program/practitioners Government funded; CAM salaried positions Short term funding; Sessional positions Government funded; CAM salaries allocated core funds Government funded; CAM salaried positions Government funded; CAM salaried positions
Referrals In-house: nurse & counsellors; External: GPs & other services; Self-referral In-house only: counsellor; No self-referral In-house only from counsellors No self-referral In-house: GPs, counsellors; External: GPs & other services; Self –referral In-house: GPs, counsellors & nurse; External: GP & other services; Self-referral
Cost Current clients free; ‘Gold coin’ donation (one/two dollars) ex-clients & low income Free Free Free massage and acupuncture; low cost Chinese medicines Free consultations low cost medications
  1. **CHS 2a and 2b denotes the two workers that job-share managing the CAM program.