Affordable Health Care in the Macedon Ranges
4th March 2020
Macedon Ranges Health (MRH) offers a comprehensive range of state and federal subsidised services that enable people of all ages and financial situations to access the health care services they need.
The Victorian Government’s Home and Community Care Program for Younger People is one of the subsidies available at MRH. It provides people who have an injury, chronic illness or are acting as a carer, with affordable services.
Primary Care Coordinator Steven Power said that while people expect to receive a rebate at the GP, they’re often unaware of the many subsidies available to them for the wider services that MRH offers.
“Whether it’s about going to the physio for an injured back or seeking out advice on weight management from a dietitian, for some people these sessions are potentially out of reach,” Mr Power said.
“Pending a client’s need and eligibility, these subsidies can help cover physio or podiatry treatment, provide access to dietetics and nutrition advice, in-home nursing and continence nursing, and group exercise classes,” Mr Power said.
“The funding stream also offers subsidised respite for carers, so they can take a day off whilst their loved one quality care and companionship.”
Mr Power said that the biggest challenge faced however, is making sure people are aware of these affordable services and make the most of them.
“People so often put their health needs at the bottom of the list, which can lead to further health issues. At MRH we want to ensure that health care services are available to everyone in our community."
MRH offers a range of allied health and community services including physio, podiatry, group exercise classes, occupational therapy, in-home nursing, continence expertise, respite care and social activities to stay connected and supported. MRH also provide many of their services privately with private health rebates also available.
To book an appointment or find out about eligibility for subsidised health care services, contact MRH on 03 5428 0300. Or find out more: www.benetas/com.au/health-care/macedon-ranges-health