Integrated Care Program

What is the ITC Program?

Program Purpose

The ITC Program aims to improve outcomes for Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander patients with chronic health conditions through better access to coordinated and multidisciplinary care. It also aims to contribute to closing the gap in life expectancy by improving access to mainstream primary health care, including allied health and specialists.

Who can access the program?

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Integrated Team Care Program you must:

  • Identify as Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander
  • Have completed a Health Assessment, GP Management Plan and / or a Team Care Arrangement
  • Have one or more of the following Chronic conditions listed below:
    • Diabetes
    • Cancer
    • Renal disease
    • Cardiovascular disease
    • Respiratory disease
    • Eye health condition associated with diabetes
    • Mental health condition
  • Have been seen by a GP within Western Sydney Local Health District

Can children access the ITC Program?

Yes. Children must be referred by their usual practice GP and have a care plan for their chronic disease.

Consent

  • Consent must be given to participate in the ITC Program
  • Consent forms can be obtained from GWAHS or downloaded from our website at www.gwahs.net.au

Referral

  • You can self refer
  • Be referred from your GP within our Region
  • Referral forms can be obtained from GWAHS or downloaded from our website at www.gwahs.net.au

How can we support you?

Help with fees for services

  • Allied health appointments
  • Specialist consultations appointments
  • Payment of procedures performed by specialist or allied health practitioner in their private rooms

Transport

Transport to and from:

  • Specialist appointments
  • Allied health appointments
  • Medical test and treatments
  • Surgeries
  • Other health related appointments

How do i refer?


Testimonials

‘I’m grateful to the ITC team for transport and funding support to specialist appointments...
I greatly appreciate their work to support me,’ Allan
‘ITC provide me with support for hydrotherapy, purchase of medical aids,
transport and patient assistance to my appointments and the staff are all very friendly,’ Merle