If you suffer from a chronic health problem (a disease lasting more than 3 months), ask your Doctor if you are eligible for a GP management plan. Examples of chronic diseases include Arthritis, Diabetes, Asthma, Heart Disease and many more.
The plan takes about 30 minutes and involves thorough documentation of your medical problem, your ideal end goal, what treatment is necessary and who is going to provide you with treatment. It’s an excellent way for patient and Doctor to be sure that all bases are covered with the management of the problem.
The added bonus of a GP management plan is if you have two or more people involved in the management of your care, you may be eligible for up to 5 Medicare rebatable Allied Health sessions (saving approx $60 each visit) to assist in treating your condition. Allied Health professionals include Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, Occupational Therapists, Dieticians, Psychologists and Exercise Physiologists. These sessions can go a long way toward improving your medical condition.
If you think you could benefit from a GP management plan, contact the Ellen Health team today.