Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

Eligible Clients

Service Details and Referral Pathway

Rebate and Service Limits

Clients who have a chronic (or terminal) medical condition and complex care needs, requiring a multidisciplinary approach.

MBS item 10950

The client must be referred by their GP using the ‘Referral Form for Chronic disease Allied health (individual) Services under Medicare’. This can be downloaded here.

Rebate: $52.95 per session

Up to five (5) individual services (in total) per calendar year (no exceptions).

Follow-up Health Services provided for an Indigenous Person who has received a health assessment.

MBS item 10987

Follow up service provided by a practice nurse or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioner, on behalf of a medical practitioner, for an Indigenous person who has received a health assessment if:

  1. The service is provided on behalf of and under the supervision of a medical practitioner; and
  2. the person is not an admitted patient of a hospital; and
  3. the service is consistent with the needs identified through the health assessment.

this item allows Indigenous people who have received any MBS health assessment item to access Medicare rebates for follow up services provided by a practice nurse or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioner.

Rebate: $24.00

A maximum of 10 services per patient are available in a calendar year.

Monitoring and Support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients with a chronic disease care plan.

MBS item 10997

Service provided to a person with a chronic disease by a practice nurse or an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioner if:

  1. the service is provided on behalf of and under the supervision of a medical practitioner; and
  2. the person is not an admitted patient of a hospital; and
  3. the person has a GP Management Plan, Team Care Arrangements or Multidisciplinary Care Plan in place; and
  4. the service is consistent with the GP Management Plan, Team Care Arrangements or Multidisciplinary Care Plan

Rebate: $12.00

A maximum of 5 services per patient in a calendar year

 

Allied Health service for Indigenous Australians who have had a Health Check.

MBS item 81300

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health service provided to a person who is of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent by an eligible Aboriginal health worker or eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioner

Patients must be referred by their GP using a Referral form for follow-up allied health services under Medicare for people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent.

Rebate: $52.95

A maximum of five (5) allied health services are available per patient each calendar year.

This is in addition to allied health services available to eligible patients with chronic disease.

Patient’s not admitted to hospital.

MBS item 10988

This item can only be claimed by a medical practitioner where an immunisation is provided to a patient by an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioner on behalf of the medical practitioner.

Rebate: $12.00

This item can be claimed once per patient visit.

This grant aims to improve access to healthcare for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients.

The Indigenous Australians’ Health Programme

The objective is to provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with access to effective high quality, comprehensive, culturally appropriate, primary health care services in urban, regional, rural and remote locations across Australia. This includes through Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services, wherever possible and appropriate, as well as services across the entire health system that deliver comprehensive, culturally appropriate primary health care.

Available funding will be advertised as a Grant Opportunity on Grant Connect.

Activities relevant to AHPs are Health Activities that target:

  • eye, ear and oral health,
  • mental and social health and suicide prevention within a primary health care setting,
  • drug and alcohol use within a primary health care setting,
  • sexual and reproductive health,
  • health protection, preventive health and health promotion or education,
  • blood borne viruses and sexually transmitted infections, and
  • chronic diseases

Grant Funding

 

People living in rural and remote locations, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, for the treatment of eye and hearing health.

Eye and Ear Surgical Support Services

Eye and Ear Surgical Support Services (EESSS) is a Commonwealth Department of Health funded program, and forms part of CheckUP’s Outreach programs. The EESSS program aims to improve access to eye and ear surgical services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, prioritising people living in rural and remote locations, for the treatment and management of their eye and hearing health conditions. This support is in the form of reimbursement, not lump sum payments.

The allocation decisions for this funding are made by the Department of Health and based primarily on identified service gaps. CheckUP is the regional fundsholder for this program. To begin the application process for this funding, fill out an Expression Of Interest form on their website. You are able to contact CheckUP through their website for support and guidance on this process.

For more information on CheckUP’s outreach programs, visit their website.

No set funded amount.

 

People living in rural and remote locations, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, for the treatment of eye and hearing health.

Rural Health Outreach Fund

The aim of the RHOF is to improve health outcomes for people living in regional, rural and remote locations by supporting the delivery of outreach health activities. This support is in the form of reimbursement, not lump sum payments.

The allocation decisions for this funding are made by the Department of Health and based primarily on identified service gaps. CheckUP is the regional fundsholder for this program. To begin the application process for this funding, fill out an Expression Of Interest form on their website. You are able to contact CheckUP through their website for support and guidance on this process.

For more information on CheckUP’s outreach programs, visit their website.

No set funded amount.

 

Indigenous children and youth under 21 years of age.

Healthy Ears – Better Hearing, Better Listening (HE-BHBL)

The aim of the Healthy Ears – Better Hearing, Better Listening Program is to increase access to a range of health services including expanded primary health for Indigenous children and youth (0-21 years) for the diagnosis, treatment and management of ear and hearing health. This support is in the form of reimbursement, not lump sum payments.

All funded services delivered in Queensland are required to be aligned to the Queensland Government’s 10 year policy to improve the ear and hearing health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children—Deadly Kids, Deadly Futures 2016-2026—and the National Otitis Media Guidelines.

Service priorities are early childhood (preschool); and/or school surveillance programs. Preference will be given to providers who can demonstrate effective referral pathways, information sharing strategies and opportunities to provide ear health education which strengthen community capacity for better hearing.

CheckUP is the regional fundsholder for this program. To begin the application process for this funding, fill out an Expression Of Interest form on their website. You are able to contact CheckUP through their website for support and guidance on this process.

For more information on CheckUP’s outreach programs, visit their website.

No set funded amount.

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with chronic conditions.

Medical Outreach Indigenous Chronic Disease Program

The aim of the MOICDP is to increase access to a range of health services, including expanded primary health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the treatment and management of chronic disease. This support is in the form of reimbursement, not lump sum payments.

The allocation decisions for this funding are made by the Department of Health and based primarily on identified service gaps. CheckUP is the regional fundsholder for this program. To begin the application process for this funding, fill out an Expression Of Interest form on their website. You are able to contact CheckUP through their website for support and guidance on this process.

For more information on CheckUP’s outreach programs, visit their website.

No set funded amount.

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with conditions causing avoidable blindness.

The Fred Hollows Foundation

 In Australia, the Foundation works to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through direct partnerships with local service providers. It focusses on the development and implementation of sustainable solutions to key gaps or weaknesses in the eye health care provided to people living in remote and underserviced communities.

No set funded amount.

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People and Communities.

The Healing Foundation

The Healing Foundation provides funding for the healing portal. The Healing Foundation is a national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation with a focus on building culturally strong, community led healing solutions. The foundation supports organisations around the country to design and deliver healing programs that work for their communities.

No set funded amount.

 

Certification

Central Queensland Rural Health has met the requirements of the ISO 2001:2015 Quality Management Systems Standards.

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