Geraldton Integration Team Care (ITC)

Integrated Team Care (ITC) is a national program supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with a long term illness who have complicated care needs, and who need help to manage their health condition.

ITC What are the benefits?

Managing long term illness (chronic conditions) can be difficult and overwhelming.

The ITC Program is designed to help people with multiple conditions, who need complex care from a range of allied health and specialist services.

 The ITC Program provides:

  • Free support;
  • Access to care coordination support — the ITC team work with you and your doctor to coordinate the management of your long-term illness (chronic condition);
  • Help to understand your health conditions, treatment and medication so that you can be better at self-managing your condition;
  • Access to some medical equipment and services to help condition management;
  • Links to other helpful services and programs, and
  • In some cases, help with your transport.

Eligibility

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Have had a GP Management for a chronic condition such as: diabetes, cancer, respiratory disease, heart disease, kidney disease

Management Plan

A GP Management Plan (GPMP) is usually done by your regular doctor (GP). Your doctor will work with you to:

  • Identify your health needs.
  • List the actions you can take to help manage your condition/s.
  • Connect you to health and community services you might need.
  • Identify your health and wellbeing goals.

Speak to your doctor about ITC

Speak to your doctor about ITC if you think it would help you.

If you have a chronic condition and haven’t yet had a GPMP done, ask reception to make a longer appointment so that they know you will be visiting for a GP Management Plan.