Chronic Disease Management

Aboriginal people continue to experience poorer health and shorter life expectancy than non-Aboriginal people, partly because of higher rates of chronic disease such as diabetes, heart, and lung disease.

A chronic condition is one that has been or is likely to be present for six months or longer. It includes, but is not limited to asthma, cancer, cardiovascular illness, diabetes mellitus, musculoskeletal conditions, and stroke. We deliver services that support people with chronic disease, including management plans and preventative programs.

Eligible clients can receive 'no gap' services at our clinics, with no out-of-pocket expenses. They can be referred to MDAS chronic disease programs through our clinics, or by any General Practitioner.

People with certain chronic conditions can access the Care Coordination and Supplementary Services Program.

Contact our health clinic for more information.