What is a Care Plan?
Care Plans are designed to optimise the health of people who live with a chronic condition/s. These are also known as GP Management Plans and Team Care Arrangement and were previously called Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) items.
Who is eligible for a Care Plan?
Medicare classifies a chronic condition as a condition that has, or is likely to, last longer than 6 months.
Some common examples are, but not limited to:
What is involved in a Care Plan appointment?
You will have an appointment with both the nurse and your usual GP on the same day. First you will see one of our expert nurses who will work with you to outline your healthcare goals and identify members of your treating team that will help you achieve these. The nurse will write the plan with you, and identify any areas needing clarification with your GP. And then you will follow up with your GP to discuss any further additions to your plan, order any tests needed, and sign the allied health referrals.
How much does a Care Plan cost?
Your Care Plan will be bulk billed.
Call our reception team on 03 9485 7700 to book a Care Plan appointment.