What is a Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) plan?

Patients who have a chronic condition and complex care needs that are being managed by their GP are eligible for an EPC Plan.

 

A chronic medical condition is one that has been (or is likely to be) present for six months or longer.

 

It includes conditions such as asthma, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, musculoskeletal conditions and stroke.

 

Patients have complex care needs if they need ongoing care from a multidisciplinary team consisting of their GP and at least two (2) other health care providers.

 

Patients will get a maximum five (5) services per patient per calendar year for the following allied health professional.

Example: Patient has 2 physiotherapy and 3 dietician visits = 5 visits per calendar year.