Integrated Team Care for Chronic Conditions
Aim of the Service
The Integrated Team Care (ITC) program is a health program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are at risk of or living with chronic disease. It includes outreach workers, indigenous health project workers who are all able to work with you to help you achieve better access to the medical care and equipment that you may need.
Your ITC team can:
- Help you understand your chronic condition and how to manage it
- Support you to make health care appointments, including with Specialists and Allied Health Professionals
- Arrange transport to and from your medical appointments
- To be eligible for the ITC program you must identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person.
- Have a chronic condition diagnosis, including (but not limited to) Diabetes, Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease, Chronic Respiratory Disease or a Mental Health Condition.
- To access supplementary services a current GP management plan or a team care arrangement is required, Your GP can help you to organise these forms if needed.
How to get an appointment
- For referrals to the Outreach worker, please call (03) 5820 0035
Any other locations for appointments?
- The Outreach Worker and Care Coordinator can support you in a way that suits you best, including home visits and picking you up from your home to take you to a medical appointment
- ITC provide service across the Hume Region, this includes;
- Greater Shepparton
- Moira Shire
- Mitchell Shire
- Strathbogie Shire
- Murrindindi Shire
This is a free service.
- Rumbalara Aboriginal Cooperative
- ITC Program Activity Implementation Guidelines – Australian Government Department of Health
- Australian Indigenous Health InfoNet (Resources, information, guides, reviews)
- Koorified: Aboriginal Communication and Wellbeing Resource (Published by VACACHO & La Trobe Uniiversity. Includes information on language, country, mob, health, respect and culture)