Emergency: 000
Hospital: (03) 5368 1100
GP Clinic: (03) 5366 7999 • Monday to Friday: 9.00am - 8.00pm • Saturday: 9.00am - 1.00pm

Accredited exercise physiologists (AEPs) hold a four-year university degree and are allied health professionals who specialise in the delivery of exercise for the prevention and management of chronic diseases and injuries. Our AEP at Ballan District Health & Care provides support for clients with conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, mental health problems, cancer, arthritis, pulmonary disease, pregnancy and more. AEPs are eligible to register with Medicare Australia, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and WorkCover and are recognised by most private health insurers. Our AEP also provides training in safe manual handling; hydrotherapy programs; performs functional assessments; carry’s out sub-maximal and maximal fitness tests; performs body composition tests and musculoskeletal assessments; and provides lifestyle education to help people manage their health conditions.

Fees

  • Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) referrals – no charge
  • The Primary Health Network funds most other appointments. Currently, there is is no charge for PHN appointments, but a fee schedule will apply from 31 July 2017 (see the Allied Healthcare Service Update below).

Please enquire about your eligibility for these programs by calling Danielle Grioli, Ballan District Health & Care’s Exercise Physiologist, on (03) 5366 7981.

When & Where

Appointments are available Monday to Friday at varying time from 8:00am to 4pm from our Community Health Centre at 164 Inglis Street, Ballan. To make an appointment to see our Accredited Exercise Physiologist please call reception 03 5366 7999.

Allied Healthcare Service Update

From July 1 2017, a number of Ballan District Health & Care’s allied healthcare services are being funded to deliver a chronic condition model of care. This model of care focuses on community members living with:

  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Chronic obstructive airways pulmonary disease
  • Asthma, or
  • Muscular-skeletal conditions.

The purpose of this Commonwealth Government model is to empower community members with high quality evidence-based information, allied healthcare support and timely referrals to strengthen self-management.

The model is likely to benefit community members living with the identified conditions and the funding allows Ballan District Health & Care to continue to employ allied healthcare providers.

It is a condition of this Government funding that a fee is charged. New fees will therefore apply to some allied healthcare services from 31 July 2017.

Fees are based on self-reported income brackets and are capped. There is also a provision to waive fees for community members experiencing financial hardship.

If you are an existing allied healthcare patient or would like more information about how these changes may affect you, please contact your provider in the first instance about the 31 July 2017 fee changes and the changed model of care. If you are unable to speak with your healthcare provider, please call (03) 5366 7999 and ask to speak with Maria-Anna.

Physiotherapy fees for private patients remain as charged by the physiotherapists.

We understand that changes to services and changes in fee arrangements can be challenging and we want to assure you that these changes are a funding body requirement.

Income Brackets

The information below outlines the self-reported income brackets that will be used to assess the fees that will be charged for allied healthcare services from 31 July 2017.

Income LevelIncome Range

Pension/Health Care CardLow< $37,405

SingleLow< $37,405
Medium> $37,405  –  < $82,225
High> $82,225

CoupleLow< $57,268
Medium> $57,268  –  < $109,922
High> $109,922

Family with one child
(plus $6,195 per
additional child)
Low< $63,463
Medium> $63,463  –  < $113,070
High> $113,070

 

Fees

The information below outlines the fees that will be charged for allied healthcare services from 31 July 2017.

Service TypeLow Fee Medium Fee High Fee

Allied Health$10 per visit$15 per visit30 minute visit – $50

60 minute visit – $100


Groups$5 per session

(book 10 sessions and get one for free)


Private Allied Health (excluding private physiotherapy by
Golden Point
Physiotherapy)
30 minute visit – $60

60 minute visit – $100


Private Groups$20 per session

Allied Health Enhanced Primary CareNil

Financial Hardship: If you are experiencing financial hardship you may be eligible for a fee waiver or a capped monthly fee. This is at the discretion of the service provider.

If you are an existing allied healthcare patient or would like more information about how these changes may affect you, please contact your provider in the first instance about the 31 July 2017 fee changes and the changed model of care. If you are unable to speak with your healthcare provider, please call (03) 5366 7999 and ask to speak with Maria-Anna.