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Closing The Gap

Glebe Hill Family Practice is dedicated to playing a part in Closing The Gap (CTG) by improving access to health care for Indigenous Australians.

We will ask all of our patients: "are you of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin?".

To register for the Closing The Gap scheme at Glebe Hill Family Practice, we will need you to sign a form stating that you want Glebe Hill Family Practice to be your usual care provider, and to look after your chronic disease and/or chronic disease risk factor. You can ask your General Practitioner to register you at your next appointment.

Discounted or Bulk-Billed Consultations

Patients registered at Glebe Hill Family Practice (GHFP) under the Closing The Gap scheme of any age will receive discounted consultations.

Closing The Gap patients who have a Concession Card will be bulk-billed.

Please see our Fees page for further information.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Checks (medicare item 715)

At Glebe Hill Family Practice Closing The Gap patients will be offered a FREE annual ATSI Health Check with a Practice Nurse and their GP..

Each ATSI Health Check is tailored to the individual, taking into consideration age, gender, family history, risk factors, lifestyle, and existing medical conditions. An ATSI Health Check takes about one hour.

The ATSI Health Check is an excellent opportunity for us to provide a thorough health assessment including:

PBS Co-Payment Measure

Registering at Glebe Hill Family Practice under the CTG scheme also improves access to PBS medications for those living with, or at risk of chronic disease. Presciptions printed for Closing The Gap patients will display a CTG PBS Co-Payment code. The PBS Co-Payment Measure reduces the cost of PBS medications at the Pharmacy. Closing the Gap prescriptions attract a lower co-payment for PBS medicines. Concession Card Holders will be dispensed their PBS medications for FREE at the Pharmacy.