These are available for patients with a chronic disease. They help to ensure that all your medical needs are being addressed, and that you are actively involved with your own health care. Having a care plan also enables you to get medicare rebates on up to 5 allied health services per calendar year, eg physiotherapy, podiatry, counselling, exercise physiology, dietician and many more. The care plan lasts for 12 months, and can be reviewed every 3 months. “Chronic disease” includes Diabetes, Asthma, Arthritis, Mental Health Issues, Heart Disease, Osteoporosis, Obesity, etc.
Please call the surgery to book your care plan as it will involve booking with our experienced Care Plan Nurses too.