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Care Plans And Health Assessments

Care Plans

Anyone living with a chronic condition is eligible to have a management plan through Medicare. Management plans are the key to help you to plan to improve your health. It will enable you to take control of your chronic condition and get more out of life. A management plan is an agreement between you, your Doctor and other allied health professionals to set achievable goals in order to improve your health and well being.

As your GP, we would like to offer you this service at our practice. There is no cost to you as it is completely covered by Medicare.

If you require the help of allied health professionals such as dieticians, chiropractor, mental health worker, occupational therapist, physiotherapist, podiatrist, psychologist etc. you will be referred as part of this scheme and generally their services will be provided under Medicare. However in some circumstances you may be charged a gap payment. With your Management Plan in place you can attend five allied health professional services per calendar year.

The Management Plan is not compulsory but we believe that it may help us identify and manage any health needs you may have. Our aim is to enable you to enjoy better health for longer!

If you are interested, please phone the surgery to book an appointment with the nurse who will discuss your health care needs, discuss your goals and write the action plan with you. You will also need to ask the receptionist for an appointment with your usual doctor preferably on the same day. Your GP management plan will be reviewed every 6 months and a new plan will then be arranged every 2 years.

Health Assessments

Over 75 Health Assessments

You may be aware that once you are over 75 you are eligible for a free annual health assessment. This is part of the Federal Government’s initiatives to improve the health and the care available to Australians aged over 75 years.

As your GP, we would like to offer you this service at our practice. There is no cost to you as it is completely covered by Medicare. All it takes is an hour of your time.