Care Plans

 

Patients with chronic medical conditions requiring allied health (psychologist, physiotherapist, exercise physiologist, dietitian, diabetes educator, podiatrist, chiropractor, osteopath, occupational therapist, speech pathologist etc) assessment or treatment may be eligible for a number of Medicare rebatable sessions under a Care Plan – either Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) or Mental Health Care Plan – which involves a comprehensive health review.

These plans require a double appointment. If making your appointment online, please select the “Long appointment” option.

A chronic medical condition is a condition that has been, or is likely to be, present for at least 6 months, including, but not limited to:

  • cardiovascular disease
  • diabetes mellitus
  • musculoskeletal conditions
  • stroke
  • cancer
  • chronic persistent asthma
  • a psychological issue

 

  • To be eligible for a Care Plan, patients must have a chronic medical condition, or a psychological issue.
  • To be eligible for a Medicare rebatable referral to an Allied Health Provider, patients must have a chronic medical condition that requires ongoing treatment from a multidisciplinary team ie your GP and 2 other health providers except if the referral is solely to a psychologist or mental health social worker 

 

  • If you require an EPC or Mental Health Care Plan to access Medicare Rebatable visits to an Allied Health Professional, please make a double\long appointment