Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) is when your preferred treating General Practitioner coordinates the development of team care arrangements, consisting of allied health practitioners, specialist and/ or dentists, to help with successful management and care of your health needs. In the past Medicare has not offered a rebate on allied health services, but with the introduction of EPC this is no longer the case.
Your GP will work out a care plan that is best suited to your needs in regards to managing your health needs. Once your Enhanced Primary Care plan is in place, you will be able to access eligible allied health and/or dental care services identified in the plan, on referral from your GP.
As Centre Health Complex already has EPC allied practitioners on site, implementing your new care plan is as easy as asking the receptionist to book your initial appointment for you.
For your first visit with your allied health practitioner you will need to bring the EPC form which has been signed and given to you by your GP and the referral from your GP. For any consecutive visits your information will be kept on file so you will not be required to bring your referral each time.
Centre Health Complex proposes to run the following clinics :
- Diabetic Clinic
- Asthma Clinic
- Stroke Clinic
- Epilepsy Clinic
- Chronic Heart Disease Clinic