Currently, health outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders still lack when compared with that of non-Indigenous people in Australia. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are more likely to experience chronic, preventable illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and kidney disease.
As part of the Australian Government ‘Closing the Gap’ strategy, the government has implemented a number of health programs tailored to the needs of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to improve chronic condition management and improve access to affordable health care and medications.
If you are Aboriginal or a Torres Strait Islander, you may be eligible for the CTG program. You must have a chronic illness or be at risk of a chronic illness. If you are unsure if this applies to you, discuss this with your doctor.
For those who are eligible for the CTG program, there are benefits available to you. These include prescription medications at a reduced price and eligibility for 5 Medicare funded visits to an allied health professional.
Ensuring you receive the benefits you are entitled to under the CTG program is very simple. Please phone 07 3267 5088 and speak with one of our receptionists and tell them you would like to enroll in the program. They will arrange for a health assessment to be performed and the paperwork completed. You need to reapply for the program every 12 months.