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Manager

Lisa Chambers

PO Box 465, Rosebud VIC 3939

Phone (03) 5985 7776 (Rye clinic)

Email lisa@scmc.com.au

 

Administration Manager

Jane Hughes

PO Box 465, Rosebud VIC 3939

Phone (03) 5985 7776 (Rye clinic)

Email jane@scmc.com.au

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Living with chronic health conditions

If your health condition has persisted for more than six months our skilful and experienced team of doctors, nurses and allied health professionals can work in conjunction to support you.

We provide coordinated care through Health Assessments, a Chronic Disease Management Plan, Team Care Arrangements and the Diabetes Cycle of Care.   

These services have significant Medicare rebates.

What is a Chronic Disease Management Plan?

A GP Management Plan (GPMP) is a comprehensive plan aimed at coordinating your health care with chronic disease (for at least 6 months) or terminal medical condition.

Your GPMP can include referrals to up to five allied health services per calendar year for Medicare rebate and may include: 

  • Aboriginal Health Workers or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners 
  • Audiology
  • Chiropractic Care
  • Diabetes Education
  • Dietetics
  • Exercise Physiology 
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Osteopathy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Psychology 
  • Speech Pathology 

Your plan requires care from a GP and at least two other health or care providers.

For example, you may have two physiotherapy appointments, two appointments with a diabetes educator, and one podiatry appointment. 

Is my condition chronic?

The twelve most common chronic conditions in Australia are:

  • heart disease
  • stroke
  • lung cancer
  • colorectal cancer
  • depression
  • type 2 diabetes
  • arthritis
  • osteoporosis
  • asthma
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • chronic kidney disease
  • oral disease

This list is provided by the Victorian Government’s Better Health Channel along with a practical overview of living with chronic illness.

We understand chronic illness

We understand the complexity and stress of managing a chronic condition for you and your loved ones. You can trust us to support you with the best available medical care and advice, kindly and respectfully given. Your SCMC team will be with you for the long term. At every predicted and every foreseen stage of your ongoing illness, we’ll be there. 

Meet our allied health team 

Your doctor at South Coast Medical will coordinate your care in tandem with our talented allied health team. Their knowledge and experience may make a world of difference to your wellbeing. 

Get the help you need

If we sound like the caring medical team you want to help you manage your chronic condition, we’re ready for you.

Book an appointment

Download a new patient registration form

Hand your completed form to one of our friendly administrators at your first appointment. If you have questions about filling in the form they will be happy to answer them.