Integrated Team Care or ITC helps Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people who have a chronic disease to better manage their health through the provision of a Care Coordinator.
Your Care Coordinator will work closely with you, your doctor and other community services to help you access the care you need. This Program and the services of the Care Coordinator are free.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can access the program?
The ITC Program is open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people who:
- Have a chronic disease (diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, lung disease, mental health condition or cancer)
- Have an ITC referral from their doctor
- Have a Care Plan (GPMP)
- Are having trouble accessing services
- Are having trouble managing their condition
How can a care coordinator help me?
Your ITC Care Coordinator will help you access the services you require to better manage your health. Your Care Coordinator will:
- Help arrange your medical appointments
- Help you to get to and from your appointments
- Help arrange the services you need
- Help you to understand and follow your Care Plan (GPMP)
- Help you understand your chronic disease
What do I need to do now?
If you would like to take part in this program you need a referral from your doctor, and a completed ITC consent form. If you don’t have a referral see your doctor to complete a care plan, referral and ITC consent form. Once you’ve done that, your Care Coordinator will be in touch with you or your Health Worker to:
- Discuss your care
- Provide support to help you manage your condition
Do you have diabetes, heart, kidney or lung disease, a mental health condition or cancer?
If so, you may be eligible for the Integrated Team Care Program.