Primary Health Care Outreach Progamme

As envisaged in the National Health Policy 1991, health facilities were extended up to village level. However, utilization of services provided by health facilities, especially preventive and promotive services, has been found to be limited because of limited accessibility. Therefore it was felt that services should be expanded closer to the community. Thus Primary Health Care Outreach (PHC/ORC) services was initiated and established in 1994 (2051 BS).

The aim of PHC/ORC is to improve access to some basic health services including family planning, child health and safe motherhood closer to rural households. These clinics are the service extension sites of PHCCs, HPs and up to community level.


The following services are available at the community level:

Safe Motherhood & Newborn Care

  • Antenatal, postnatal, and newborn care
  • Iron distribution
  • Referral if danger signs identified

Family Planning

  • DMPA, (Depo-Provera) pills and condom
  • Monitoring of continuous users
  • Education and counseling on FP methods and emergency contraception
  • Counseling and referral for IUCD, implant and VSC service
  • Tracing defaulter

Child Health

  • Growth monitoring of under-3 children
  • Pneumonia treatment
  • Diarrhea treatment

Health Education and Counseling

  • Family planning
  • Maternal and newborn care
  • Child health
  • Adolescents' sexual and reproductive health
  • Others

First aid treatment

  • Treatment
  • Referral for complicated cases

Eligibility criteria:

All Nepali citizens are eligible to avail the services at the pre-defined location in the community on the specified date

Required documents:

No documents or certifications need to be presented to claim subsidies and services under this programme

If you wish to find out more about the programme, contact any of the following health facilities nearest to you:

District Health Office

District Hospital

Primary Health Care Centre

Health Posts

Programme implemented by:

Family Health Division

Department of Health Services (DoHS)

Teku, Kathmandu

T : +977 1 4262063

F : +977 1 4251173



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