Chronic Disease Management Plan

Enhanced Primary Care

From physiotherapy to exercise programs, we aim to enhance overall well-being, manage chronic conditions, and empower patients to take control of their health. Through our holistic approach, Hub and Spoke Health is committed to supporting patients on their journey to improved health and quality of life.

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What is Enhanced Primary Care?

The EPC (Enhanced Primary Care) program, also known as Chronic Disease Management (CDM) program, is a Medicare-funded initiative in Australia that aims to improve the management and care of patients with chronic or complex health conditions in the primary care setting. The EPC program provides eligible patients with access to physiotherapy and exercise physiology services to better manage their chronic conditions and improve their overall health outcomes.

Under the EPC program, patients who have chronic or complex health conditions, such as diabetes, arthritis, chronic pain, or respiratory conditions, may be eligible to receive up to five subsidised allied health services per calendar year. These services are provided by qualified allied health professionals, such as physiotherapists and exercise physiologists.

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What Are The Benefits of Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) Program?

One of the key advantages of the EPC program is its emphasis on preventive care and early intervention. Through a personalised care plan that takes into account an individual’s specific health needs, the program strives to identify potential health risks and intervene before they escalate. This approach not only helps individuals lead healthier lives but also minimises the economic impact of preventable complications.

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Taking wellness to the next level

Eligibility for the EPC program is determined by the patient’s GP, and patients are encouraged to discuss their eligibility and potential participation in the program with their GP.

Medicare rebates: Patients who receive allied health services under the EPC program may be eligible for Medicare rebates, which can help offset the cost of the services. The allied health professionals bill Medicare directly for the services provided, and the patient pays a gap fee depending on the allied health service and their individual circumstances.

Hub and Spoke Health helps hundreds of patients each year on the program.

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We are a registered Home Care Provider

Take the first step towards a healthier, happier you, simply click here to submit your patient information and book an appointment with us. Alternatively, you can call us at 1800 166 167 and our friendly team will be happy to assist you. 

Let’s work together to make your health and wellbeing a top priority.

Our mobile Allied Health services

Our Hub & Spoke practitioners will bring their equipment with them so you get the full benefit of a clinic visit without leaving your home. The biggest benefit of assessing you at home is we get to understand your home environment.  As a result, we can make instant changes to anything that could be contributing to your aches and pains, or restrictions in movement.

Our initial consultations run for 1-hour and follow-up appointments for 30-45 minutes, potentially reducing the number of visits you’ll need and providing value for money.

Mobile Physiotherapy

We’ll bring our experience and equipment to your home to provide the best evidence-based Physiotherapy to support you to move and live better.

Mobile Exercise Physiotherapy

We have a deep understanding of fitness, exercise prescription, dosage, anatomy, physiology and most importantly, we prevent you from re-injuring yourself.

Mobile Art Therapy

Art Therapy uses the creative process of art to enhance the emotional and physical well-being of both children and adults, and can be delivered in the comfort of your own home. We bring all art supplies with us so that it's just like being in a studio.

Mobile Music Therapy

Music therapy is a clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals and can be delivered in the comfort of your own home. Our music therapists bring an array of instruments with them, to cater for any therapeutic musical preference.

We come to you across
Melbourne & Surrounds

We provide home visits to most regions within metropolitan Melbourne, including the CBD

Our team is led by Benjamin Gold (Physiotherapist) and Nicole Iglicki (Social Worker). Both Nicole and Ben also operate a home-based physiotherapy service in New York City – HPT NYC.