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At Home Pilot Program

Exceptional cancer care, in the comfort of your home

 


At Icon, we are passionate about delivering the best possible cancer care. This includes exploring new ways to deliver treatments that better meet the needs of our patients and their loved ones. As a Medibank At Home provider, we are piloting a service that gives eligible patients the choice to receive certain chemotherapy treatments in their own home, rather than travelling to an Icon day hospital.

Where is it available?

Icon is currently delivering this pilot within the north corridor of Brisbane. Please speak with your doctor about whether your home address is inside the pilot region.

Am I eligible?

This pilot is open to Icon patients who are insured with Medibank. Your doctor will determine whether you are medically eligible to participate in the pilot. This will depend on factors such as the type of cancer you have and the type of chemotherapy treatment you are receiving.

Is it safe?

For Icon Wesley or Chermside patients participating in the pilot, you will receive your first chemotherapy treatment at an Icon day hospital. This will allow your care team to closely monitor your initial response to treatment. If you cope well with this first treatment, some subsequent treatments may be provided at home and others in an Icon day hospital, depending on your individual medical requirements as determined by your treating doctor.

Any ‘at home’ treatments will be delivered by current Icon nursing staff in line with strict guidelines that have been developed to help ensure your safety and the safety of your loved ones.

How much does it cost?

Depending on the terms of your health insurance policy, an excess may apply to your initial treatment and any subsequent treatments delivered at an Icon day hospital until your annual excess amount has been reached.

There will be no excess payable and no out-of-pocket expenses for treatments received at home.

For more information, please contact Kenneth Boag, Clinical Coordinator At Home at 07 3737 4500.

If you are insured with Medibank and are interested in participating in the pilot, please talk with your doctor.

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