The Department of Health provides encouragement for people with a chronic illness to have an individual care plan developed outlining their past history, medications and specific health issues. If there are more than three health providers involved in their care (one of which includes their GP), a team care arrangement can also be prepared.
The General Practice Management Plan (GPMP) and the Team Care Arrangement (TCA) are undertaken by a Practice nurse in conjunction with your doctor. Support towards five visits (per calendar year) are provided by Medicare to Allied Health Professionals. There is no out-of-pocket cost for this service.