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Did you know you may be eligible for a Medicare rebate for exercise physiology and dietetic services?

The chronic disease management scheme is a Medicare based service which provides eligible candidates bulk billed health services, such as dietetics and exercise physiology, under the Medicare benefits scheme. This scheme is available at certain allied health practices, including Full Circle Wellness. 

The referral and care plan process is led by your GP and can include an array of allied health services. To see if you are eligible to receive this benefit discuss the plan with your doctor. 

There are a number of questions to ask to help determine if you are eligible for medicare rebate when using allied health services. Questions to consider include:

  • Do you currently suffer from, or at a high risk of suffering from, a chronic disease or condition?

  • Do you have high or low blood pressure?

  • Do you have or previous had cardiac or respiratory conditions?

  • Do you suffer from diabetes or are you pre-diabetic?

  • Are you overweight, underweight or need guidance in relation to body composition?

  • Do you suffer from pain and soreness?

  • Are you simply seeking guidance in relation to exercise to improve your movement and function levels?

  • Do you have specific exercise or diet goals that you wish to achieve ?

  • Are you worried about your health and wellness in general and feel exercise and or diet would be beneficial to manage your current lifestyle?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then you are potentially eligible to receive a GP led care plan. The following links provide more information on the medicare benefits scheme mentioned:

If you are seeking more specific guidance in relation to exercise physiology and dietetics please feel free to call our office on 07 5456 1599 and chat to one of our friendly health professionals.

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