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Integrated Team Care

The Integrated Team Care Program (ITC) aims to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through better access to coordinated and multidisciplinary care.

The ITC team works with GPs to help improve access to health services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with complex chronic disease.

Care Coordinators can assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people gain timely access to allied health, specialist services and meet the cost of some services where necessary.

Care Coordinators will:

  • Conduct an initial assessment
  • Coordinate health care advocacy and assistance
  • Coordinate transport assistance
  • Have direct engagement with the patient and relevant carers
  • Have direct engagement and case conferencing with GPs
  • Liaise with other local service providers to avoid clients falling through the service gaps
  • Use a team based approach to care planning

 

Patient Eligibility for the program includes:

  • The GP must complete the referral form for the client to access health assistance
  • The client must have a care plan/ team care arrangement in place
  • The client must have a current Medicare card

 

Marathon Health has 10 Care Coordinators covering communities in southern NSW including:

Berrigan

Finley

Lockhart

Bland

Greater Hume Shire

Murray

Boorowa

Griffith

Murrumbidgee

Carrathool

Gundagai

Narrandera

Conargo

Harden

Temora

Coolamon

Hay

Tumbarumba

Cootamundra

Jerilderie

Tumut Shire

Corowa Shire

Junee

Urana

Deniliquin

Leeton

 

 

For more information about the program, you can view the ITC brochure.

 

Please complete the Referral form found on our website (also available in Best Practice and Medical Director). Then fax or email the referral, along with completed GP Management Plan and/or Team Care Arrangement to Marathon Health.

 

Contact details for ITC and ICC:

Referral Phone Number: 1300 402 585

Referral Fax Number: 1300 347 956

Referral Email: integratedcareargus@marathonhealth.com.au

 

For any further information please contact:

Tracey Parkes
Acting Regional Manager
(02) 6937 2000
 
Marathon Health gratefully acknowledges the financial and other support from Murrumbidgee PHN. The Primary Health Networks Programme is an Australian Government Initiative.


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