Care Coordination Service

At GMHBA we understand that after a hospital stay people with chronic illness may find it hard to organise medical care and get help to live independently. As a result, GMHBA now offers a Care Coordination Service to eligible members.

What is the Care Coordination Service?

GMHBAs Care Coordination Service (CCS) organises care for people who have complicated health problems. The service provides support, information and access to health services at no cost for GMHBA members who hold any level of hospital cover.

At GMHBA we understand that people with chronic illness may find it hard to organise medical care and get help to live independently, after leaving hospital. As a result GMHBA now offers a Care Coordination Service to eligible members.

What is the Care Coordination Service?

GMHBA's Care Coordination Service (CCS) organises care for people who have complicated health problems. The service provides support, information and access to health services at no cost for GMHBA members who hold any level of hospital cover.

Who can use the Care Coordination Service?

When anyone with health insurance is admitted to hospital, the hospital will call their health insurer to check their level of health cover. At GMHBA we then go the extra step to check if the member might be eligible for our Care Coordination Service.

To be eligible, the GMHBA member must:

  • be over 55 years of age
  • be identified as having a chronic disease, such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, stroke, airways disease
  • have been in hospital more than three times in two years
  • live in the Greater Geelong region

The Care Coordination Service is free to any eligible GMHBA member with hospital cover. The members’ premium (what you pay for your health insurance) will not be affected by this service.

How does the CCS work?

The GMHBA Care Coordination Service team are skilled Registered Nurses with experience in the management of chronic disease.

Prior to a stay in hospital, one of the Care Coordination Service nurses will phone the eligible member to discuss how the service might help them. They will also ask for consent to share information with other health care providers, such as your own Doctor or hospital staff.

The Care Coordination Service team will develop a care plan for our member, after your hospital stay, which may include services such as:

  • Nursing services
  • Meal delivery
  • Domestic help
  • Organisation of appointments and services with health care providers such as GPs, Pharmacists and Allied Health Professionals.
  • Linking members to community support groups, health and wellbeing programs or chronic disease management programs.

Further information

For further information regarding GMHBA’s Care Coordination Service Call 1300 426 668 or get in contact via the form below.

If you require further information, or believe you are eligible for CCS, enter your details below.

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