Allied Health Solutions

Sonder has been selected by the Country SA PHN to deliver the Allied Health Solutions (IPHCS) program across the Yorke Peninsula LGA.

Allied Health Solutions focuses on providing allied health services to residents in the Yorke Peninsula.

Sonder has a diverse network of allied health practitioners including:

•     Diabetes Educator
•     Exercise Physiologist
•     Dietitian
•     Occupational Therapist
•     Physiotherapist 
•     Podiatrist 
•     Osteopath

Allied Health Solutions will offer services in Ardrossan, Maitland, Minlaton and Yorketown.

Program objectives
•    Promote a coordinated, integrated team approach to the provision of patient care;
•    Enable access to chronic disease services;
•    Facilitate information flow and coordination of patient care; 
•    Enhance patient capacity for self-management of their chronic disease.

Care coordination

The Allied Health Solutions’ Care Coordinator will work in consultation with the patient’s GP to support patients to access the services they need to treat their physical condition. 

This includes providing feedback and communication regarding services that have been arranged and the patient’s management of their physical condition.

Patient eligibility

Access to Allied Health Solutions is via a referral completed by the patient’s GP.

Patients are eligible for referral into the program if they are at risk of or are living with a physical chronic condition that requires allied health intervention to prevent, understand and manage their condition, including assessment, education, self-management, planning/goal setting and coaching.

Allied Health Solutions Contribution

Patients at risk of a physical chronic condition can access a once-off funded allied health session. Terms and eligibility criteria will apply.

For patients living with a physical chronic condition who require treatment that exceeds the 5 allocated Chronic Disease Management sessions, an additional 3 sessions may be provided to complete a treatment program. 

How to refer patients

GPs are required to complete the Allied Health Solutions Referral Form, complete with patient signature and fax the completed form to Sonder on (08) 8252 9433. 

For patients at risk of a physical chronic condition, the referring GP is required to produce a letter of recommendation describing the level of risk and treatment option.

For those patients that are living with a physical chronic condition, the referring GP must attach the patients GP Management Plan and Team Care Arrangement.

The Allied Health Solutions’ Care Coordinator will then work with the GP care plan and coordinate initial appointments with Allied Health Professionals identified in the Referral Form.

Participating General Practices

Medical HQ Ardrossan
10 Second Street, Ardrossan
Phone: (08) 8837 3837

Medical HQ Maitland
69 Robert Street, Maitland
Phone: (08) 8832 2185

Minlaton Medical Centre
7 South Terrace, Minlaton
Phone: (08) 8853 2001

Yorketown Medical Practice
23 Waterloo Bay Road, Yorketown
Phone: (08) 8852 1002

Need further info?

For advice or to discuss patient access and benefits of the program, contact Sonder and ask to speak with the Allied Health Solutions Care Coordinator on 
(08) 8209 0700.

Download Program Brochure

Download Referral Form