Assistance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with chronic health conditions
Helping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people navigate the system to access the health services they require.
Our clients receive support from Aboriginal staff to access health services and attend appointments. We also connect our clients to other community programs like Foodshare and Billabong BBQ. All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can access this service.
In addition, the Integrated Team Care program can tap into all the help needed to manage chronic illness.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of any age with a chronic health condition can access a Care Coordinator to assist in navigating the service system and the management of their long term health conditions.
Aboriginal staff ensure that all the right medical providers and health professionals are on board and have the right information to help our clients, so they can concentrate on their health.
Our Care Coordinators are Registered Nurses dedicated to supporting the management of a client’s long term health condition by:
- finding care providers
- accessing specialists
- helping clients understand the importance of their treatment plan and medications
- identifying needs for further assistance by a health professional
- connecting clients to community programs
What do I need to do?
Any Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person with a diagnosed long term (at least 6 months) health condition can access this service.
A General Practitioner (GP) referral and care plan is required along with a completed referral form to be emailed, posted or faxed to the relevant region office (see fax and email details on the form).
Priority is given to patients with complex chronic needs.
What will it cost me?
There is no cost for this service.