The aim of the Care Coordination & Supplementary Services (CCSS) Program is to contribute to improved health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with chronic health conditions through better access to coordinated and multidisciplinary care.

The CCSS Program also aims to increase the support to Indigenous patients through their GPs and provide more proactive management.

The CCSS Program will contribute to improved health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with chronic health conditions through the following two components:

1. Care coordination provided by qualified healthcare workers to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients with a chronic disease. Patients must be referred by a GP in general practices or Indigenous Health Services participating in the Practice Incentives Program (PIP) Indigenous Health Incentive; and

2. Supplementary Services assists patients who are receiving care coordination under the CCSS Program. This service can be used to access medical specialist and allied health services that are in accordance with the patient’s care plan. The service may also assist with the cost of local transport to health care appointments.

Download the CCSS referral form.

Find out more information about how to register your practice for the Practice Incentive Program.