Preventative Health Services

Checking in on your health

At Main Street Medical Centre, we are dedicated to improving your health outcomes and everyday quality of life.

One of the best ways we can do this is through our preventative health services including Health Assessments, Care Plans and Home Medication Reviews. Eligible patients can access these services for free with Medicare – please see below for more information.

ON THIS PAGE
  • Over 75’s
  • 45 – 49-year-olds
  • What is a Health Assessment?
  • What is a Care Plan?
  • Allied Health Services (eligible allied health providers)
  • What is a Home Medication Review?
  • How to book

Over 75’s

Over 75’s are eligible for a Medicare-rebated Healthcare Assessment once every 12 months with no out-of-pocket cost. This must be booked as its own appointment.

45 – 49-year-olds

A free, one-off Health Check is available to you if you are 45-49 years old. This assessment helps us identify any lifestyle or risk factors that may predispose you to chronic illness in the future. It is also an opportunity to discuss any health concerns you have.

What is a Health Assessment?

A Health Assessment is an in-depth assessment of your overall health. It is a way of identifying health issues that can be prevented or controlled through interventions intended to improve your everyday life.

They can include:

  • Collecting a patient history
  • Assessments of patient health including blood pressure, medication reviews, continence, mental health, etc.
  • Providing advice & recommendations for appropriate interventions
  • Written report provided to patient & any relevant carers

What is a Care Plan?

If you have a chronic or terminal medical condition, a Care Plan assists you and your GP by providing a structured approach to your care. It will enable your GP to collaborate with at least 2 other care providers involved in your treatment.

Once your Care Plan is in place, you can be referred for up to 5 allied health services* each calendar year. You and your GP decide the type and quantity of services required.

*Allied health providers need to meet specific eligibility criteria and be registered with Medicare Australia.

Allied Health Services

For up to 5 visits per calendar year, the allied health services identified in your Care Plan are rebated by Medicare.  If the provider accepts the Medicare benefit as full payment for the service, there will be no out-of-pocket cost. If not, you will have to pay the difference between the fee charged and the Medicare rebate.

Our practice nurses will assist you in creating your Care Plan, reviewing and updating your care plan on a regular basis. Please see below for a list of eligible allied health providers.

Eligible Allied Health Providers
  • Aboriginal Health Workers
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners
  • Audiologists
  • Chiropractors
  • Diabetes Educators
  • Dietitians
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Mental Health Workers
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Osteopaths
  • Physiotherapists
  • Podiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Speech Pathologists

What is a Home Medication Review?

A Home Medication Review (HMR) is a way for your Pharmacist and GP to help you manage your medicines at home. Anyone taking a number of medications or with several health conditions should discuss a HMR with your GP.

The Pharmacist will visit your home to develop a Medication Management Plan that you can share with all of your healthcare providers. HMR’s are paid by the Australian Government, so there is no cost to you.

How to book

Our friendly admin staff will assist you with booking a time that works for you, our practice nurse and your GP. Book in at reception or call us on 02 6495 2555.