Chronic Disease

Chronic Disease

Our experienced doctors manage patients with chronic disease such as asthma, coronary heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes and renal impairment.

We have registers for patients with chronic diseases which improves systematic and targeted care.

We work with our patients on prevention of chronic diseases and provide regular checks on cholesterol, glucose, and blood pressure and help patients improve these.

The medical centre has an excellent referral network of specialists and Allied health professionals to help with chronic disease management.

MANAGEMENT PLAN

Patients with a chronic medical condition may be able to get Medicare benefits to cover allied health services that help manage their condition.

If you have a chronic medical condition, your doctor may suggest a GP Management Plan. If you need treatment from two or more health professionals, your doctor may also put a Team Care Arrangements plan in place for you.

A GP Management Plan is a plan of action agreed between you and your GP. It identifies your health care needs, sets out the services to be provided by your GP and lists the actions that you need to take.

A Team Care Arrangements plan lets your doctor work with, and refer you to, at least two other health professionals who will provide treatment or services to you.

You may be eligible for Medicare benefits for specific allied health services if your doctor prepares both types of plans for you.

ADVICE, TREATMENT & PREVENTION

  • Cholesterol checks
  • Monitoring of glucose and blood pressure
  • GP management plans
  • Referrals to specialist care

 

Family Health

Women's Health

Men's Health

Children's Health

Aged Care

Coronavirus Health Alert

From Monday 30th March, our doctors shifted to delivering consults predominantly via telephone or video telehealth. A large proportion of routine medical care can safely be performed over telehealth. These measures are in place for your safety. Fortunately, the levels of COVID-19 within our community are currently low.

To book an appointment online for a telephone consult with a doctor, please click here. In most cases, telephone or video consults during the pandemic will be bulk-billed.

If your problem requires an examination, a safe face-to-face appointment will be scheduled. On arrival at the clinic, you will be asked to call reception to inform them that you have arrived – please continue to wait outside. You will be called and taken directly into the consulting room. While this precaution might appear extreme, it further adds to your safety.

If you have symptoms of fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose or shortness of breath, you may be eligible for testing for COVID-19. Please book a telephone consult with your GP who will discuss and arrange this.

Call 000 if you need urgent medical assistance.

We will also be reaching out to our vulnerable patients and those with chronic diseases to create or update their Chronic Disease Management Plans. Patients over 70 years old, Aboriginal and over 50 years old, and those with chronic disease are more vulnerable to COVID-19. Together, we can optimise your health. Please prioritise finding time to work with us on this.

For more information on COVID-19, please visit www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov

 


冠状病毒警

如果你在近期的两周从国外回来或者你有发烧(≥38°C), 嗽,咙疼痛或者呼吸困难,请你尽早跟我们预约和跟我们说你的旅行历史和症状。 

联系’000’  如果你需要紧急医疗救助。
如果你需要更多咨询,请到以下链接或着致电卫生和民政服务部冠状病毒热线 1800 675 398.
www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov