Creating a healthier, better connected Gippsland.

Integrated Team Care Program

The Integrated Team Care Program (ITC) Program was established to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with complex chronic diseases unable to effectively manage their conditions through access to one-on-one assistance by Care Coordinators.

Integrated Team Care Program Gippsland PHN

Integrated Team Care Program

The aim of Integrated Team Care (ITC) is to contribute to improved health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with chronic health conditions through better access to coordinated and multidisciplinary care.

Referral into this program is direct to provider. The providers for Gippsland PHN are:

East Gippsland

Moogji Aboriginal Council East Gippsland

52 Stanley Street, Orbost, Vic 3888

Phone: 03 5154 2133
(they hold an Outreach worker)

Lakes Entrance Aboriginal Health Association

18 – 28 Jemmeson Street, Lakes Entrance Vic 3909

Phone: 03 5155 8465

Gippsland & East Gippsland Aboriginal Cooperative

37-53 Dalmahoy Street, Bairnsdale Vic 3875

Phone: 03 5150 0700

Latrobe

Central Gippsland Aboriginal Health Services

7-9 Buckley St, Morwell, Vic 3840

Phone: 03 5136 5100

Wellington

Ramahyuck & District Aboriginal Corporation

117 Foster St, Sale Vic 3850

Phone: 03 5143 1644

Since the establishment of the ITC, the provision of care coordination, expediting access to necessary services, and developing care pathways and service linkages has resulted in an improved quality of life for clients enrolled on the program.

Supplementary Service funding

Organisations providing ITC program have an allocation of Supplementary Services Funding.

Supplementary Service funding is a limited funding pool to be used when services are not able to be funded through any other program in a clinically acceptable timeframe and where the need is documented in the client’s care plan. Please check with local providers (listed below) regarding availability of:

  • Medical Aids (conditions apply)
  • Dose administration aids
  • Assistive breathing equipment (including asthma spacers; masks for asthmas spacers and nebulisers; continuous positive airways pressure (CPAP) machines; accessories for CPAP machines
  • Blood sugar/glucose monitoring equipment
  • Medical footwear prescribed and fitted by a podiatrist
  • Mobility aids (conditions apply)
  • Spectacles (conditions apply)
  • Specialist Appointments

Gippsland PHN also holds a limited Supplementary Service funding pool to be used when services are not able to be funded through any other program in a clinically acceptable timeframe and where the need is documented in the client’s care plan.

Funding can be accessed via application to Gippsland PHN Indigenous Health project officer when a patient with a care plan when a patient is not able to access the ITC program through existing services.

To apply for supplementary services please click here.

Gippsland PHN funds the following organisations to deliver ITC services:

  • Ramahyuck District Aboriginal Corporation: (03) 5143 1644
  • Gippsland and East Gippsland Aboriginal Cooperative: (03) 5134 3816
  • Lakes Entrance Aboriginal Health Association: (03) 5155 8300
  • Moogji Aboriginal Council: (03) 5154 2133
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