Closing the Gap


The practice bulk bill Indigenous health assessment and can assist you with “Closing the Gap”
Ask the doctor, nurse or Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Health Worker for more information about the health check.



Closing the Gap

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Australian with chronic disease or who is at risk of chronic disease, the Closing the Gap (CTG) Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Co-payment Measure helps you get most prescription medicines at a lower price, or free of charge if you have a Health Care Card. The doctor will assess the eligibility for the scheme and will arrange registration. Indigenous health assessment (Bulk Billed) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health checks must be done by the usual doctor, nurse or clinic. They include:

  • Asking you about the health
  • Doing a physical examination
  • Organising any tests you need
  • Writing up a health plan for you

Bulk Billing

The following patients are generally bulk billed by most of the Doctors:


• Pension Card Holders
• DVA Card Holders
• Concession Card Holders
• Children 16 and Under

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