Chronic Disease

We work with you to create a plan which organizes and addresses all the health needs over the next 12 months.
This includes planning for bloods, procedures, referrals, and radiology that may be done.

Chronic Disease Management

Chronic Medical Condition (definition as defined by Medicare)
A chronic medical condition is one that has been (or is likely to be) present for six months or longer. It includes but is not limited to conditions such as asthma, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and stroke. The G.P. will determine whether a plan is appropriate for you.

G.P. Management Plan (G.P.M.P)
This is a plan that you and the G.P. organize to address all the health needs over the next 12 months. It includes planning for bloods, procedures, referrals, radiology that may be done.

Team Care Arrangement (T.C.A.)
You will be eligible for subsidised referral to Allied Health services if you have a chronic medical condition and complex care needs. A requirement of a TCA is that you require input from at least 2 other health care providers.

At Coolangatta Medical Centre we have a strong focus on preventative care in chronic disease management, including addressing risk factors such as obesity, smoking and alcohol. We are proactive in working with patients by providing education on how best to manage chronic disease.

Additionally, patients can access many allied health services including podiatry, dietitian, psychology, physiotherapy and osteopathy all from the one convenient location. By having these ancillary services situated together we also ensure a more streamlined and collaborative approach to patient care.

Restricted Bulk Billing

Did you know that GP Management Plans, Reviews and Health Care Assessments for Chronic Disease management are bulk billed.

Please check with your GP if you are eligible.

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91 Griffith Street, Coolangatta, QLD