Closing the Gap

Your Health Hub is committed to playing its part in Closing The Gap (CTG) by improving access to health care for Indigenous Australians.

We will ask all of our patients: “Are you of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin?”

To register for the Closing The Gap scheme at Your Health Hub, we will need you to sign a form stating that you want Your Health Hub to be your usual care provider, and to look after your chronic disease and/or chronic disease risk factors.

A new form will need to be completed every year, and we can do this from the 1st November to cover for the following year

Discounted or Bulk-Billed Consultations

Patients registered at Your Health Hub (YHH) under the Closing The Gap scheme of any age will receive discounted consultations.

Patients registered at Your Health Hub (YHH) under the Closing The Gap scheme who have a current Concession Card will be bulk-billed.

Please see our Fees page for further information.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Checks (medicare item 715)

At Your Health Hub Closing The Gap patients will be offered a FREE annual ATSI Health Check with a Practice Nurse and their GP, every 9 to 12 months.

Each ATSI Health Check is tailored to the individual, taking into consideration age, gender, family history, risk factors, lifestyle, and existing medical conditions. An ATSI Health Check takes about one hour.

The ATSI Health Check is an excellent opportunity for us to provide a thorough health assessment including:

  • taking a comprehensive history
  • a thorough medical examination
  • arranging important medical tests (such as blood tests, medical imaging, ECG, spirometry, and more).
  • arranging appropriate referrals for medicare-funded multidisciplinary health care (eg. Physiotherapy, Dietitian, Exercise Physiology, Occupational Therapy, Podiatry, Psychology, or Diabetes Education)

PBS Co-Payment Measure

Registering at Your Health Hub under the CTG scheme also improves access to PBS medications for those living with, or at risk of chronic disease. Presciptions printed for Closing The Gap patients will display a CTG PBS Co-Payment code. The PBS Co-Payment Measure reduces the cost of PBS medications at the Pharmacy. Closing the Gap prescriptions attract a lower co-payment for PBS medicines. Concession Card Holders will be dispensed their PBS medications for FREE at the Pharmacy.

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