GP referrals to My Aged Care
The Department of Health is making changes to standardise and improve the use of My Aged Care by health professionals.
This reflects the important role that health professionals play in the care of older people and the value in harnessing their knowledge and expertise in supporting older people’s access to aged care services.
The national model for My Aged Care places importance on the need for an independent and holistic assessment of an older person’s needs prior to the commencement of aged care services.
In order for older people to receive an assessment for aged care services, they will need to be referred for an assessment via My Aged Care. The contact centre will register the client, and dependent on the information provided, will undertake initial screening to assess whether the client will need either a home support assessment or a comprehensive assessment.
To refer a patient on to My Aged Care for an assessment, It is preferred that GPs use the online health professional referral form, or call the My Aged Care contact centre on 1800 200 422.
Please refer to the General Practitioners fact sheet for further information >.