Closing the Gap is aimed to close the health and life expectancy gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and Non-Indigenous Australians within a generation. We are helping to close this gap by assisting with better access to health care and cheaper medication.
This program combines better healthcare, cheaper medicines and healthcare coordination.
Access to the closing the gap program is as easy as seeing your GP!
To have access to this program all you need to do is book an appointment to discuss it with your regular GP.
If you don’t have a regular GP why not come in and see one of our GPs to get you on the right track.
NB Proof of aboriginality certificate from elders may be required.
If you suffer from a Chronic Disease or are at risk of developing one you can get your Medications cheaper or even free.
For those that have a Chronic Disease you may be entitled to up to 10 subsidised* referrals to an Allied Health Provider including:
* Some fees may still apply for the services. Referrals may only allow a Medicare rebate to be claimed.
To be eligible for the program you will need to have a yearly health assessment with your regular GP.
This assessment will take 45-60 minutes and consists of time spent with our practice nurse as well as your GP.
NB, the Health assessment is booked with our Indigenous Health worker followed up by the patients usual GP straight after the health assessment.
You may also be required to have more regular appointments if you suffer from a Chronic Disease.
Registration for access to cheaper medications needs to be done at the beginning of each year.