A Chronic Disease Management Plan (CDMP) can allow you to access multidisciplinary, team-based care from both your General Practitioner (GP) and other health care providers, like Montrose.
Therapy appointments funded under a CDMP are key to early intervention and can be a great option for you to commence working on short term goals or for those who will be eligible for, but are still waiting to receive NDIS funding.
We know that CDMP referrals are invaluable in providing early support for our clients, like Avi – who came to Montrose after receiving a referral from his GP.
“My son was 18-months-old at that time and he is nonverbal. I went to my GP and she recommended I do three speech therapy and two occupational therapy sessions,” explains Avi’s mum Harman.
The family attended therapy sessions at Montrose which helped Avi hand read [basic Key Word Sign] however he still remained non-verbal.
With the family new to Australia and unsure how to access extra therapy after their five Medicare funded sessions, our Social Work Service supported Harman through the NDIS application process.
“I don’t have to worry. Before the social worker, I didn’t know how to do things or how it works. But now I call the social worker, she is nice and she always answers,” she said.
Montrose Social Worker Karin recently coordinated a meeting with Harman and the NDIA to voice the family’s concerns about Avi’s development and advocate their need for additional funding.
“Sometimes I feel hesitant to talk to the third parties by myself,” said Harman. It’s in these situations our Social Workers support clients to confidently navigate conversations surrounding their needs.