The Government has introduced voluntary patient registration to start on 1 October 2023.
MyMedicare aims to strengthen ties between patients, their general practitioner, primary care teams and their general practice.
Why is this important?
We know that health outcomes are better where there is a good relationship between patient and doctor with ongoing continuity of care.
This is particularly important for children, for people with long-term conditions including challenges with mental health, and for older people.
The LUMOS study in NSW in 2022 showed that, compared to 470 general practices, only half as many Castle Hill Medical Centre patients attended Accident and Emergency departments or required hospital admission.
And results for people with long-term conditions were similarly excellent.
The mortality of people over the age of 65 was half compared to other practices.
These results are a testimony to the effort we place in to delivering high quality clinical care to all patients but especially those at high risk. The MyMedicare program is designed to further enhance these results.
MyMedicare for patients and families
The detail has yet to be finalised but there will be an expanded range of services such as extended telehealth consultations.
What do I need to do?
From October 2023, you can register at Castle Hill Medical Centre or online. When the government has worked out the details, we will let you know.
If I register with CHMC, will I be able to go to other practices if I choose to? Yes – you are able to attend any practice should you wish to but the benefits under MyMedicare will only be available at CHMC.
Castle Hill Medical Centre will continue to deliver the best quality health care as it has done for the past 40 years. By registering, you show that you appreciate the care that you have had and will continue to receive with the added benefits of MyMedicare.