The use of the term ‘chronic conditions’ refers to a broad range of long-term and complex health conditions across the spectrum of illness, including mental illness, trauma, disability and genetic disorders. 

Chronic conditions have complex and multiple causes; are generally long-term and persistent, and often lead to a gradual deterioration of health and loss of independence. While not usually immediately life threatening, chronic conditions are the most common and leading cause of premature mortality. 

Some examples of chronic conditions include:

  • Chronic Heart Disease 
  • Diabetes 
  • Osteoporosis 
  • Mental Health 
  • Obesity 
  • Asthma 
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Chronic Kidney Disease

Some of these conditions can impact on your day to day functions and you may require some extra assistance. You may also be eligible for a Management Plan that will allow you to access extra services that are funded by Medicare. 

Some of these services include:

  • Psychology
  • Physiotherapy
  • Dietetics
  • Speech therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Exercise therapy
  • Audiology
  • Diabetes Education
  • Podiatry
  • Osteopathy

Speak with your doctor if you'd like more information on your eligibility for a Management Plan.