Comprehensive Health Assessment Program (CHAP)

The Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors is making available an easy to use Comprehensive Health Assessment Program (CHAP) document to enable improved identification and documentation of the health needs of adults with an intellectual disability.  CHAP was developed by the Queensland Centre for Intellectual and Developmental Disability as a two-part document. It is a questionnaire that documents the patient’s health history and provides the GP with prompts and guidelines relating to health issues.

Service providers who provide support to adults with an intellectual disability living in Queensland, can register to download the CHAP on behalf of their clients. In accordance with the licensing agreement the department is unable to provide the CHAP document to individuals. If a service provider is contacted by an adult with an intellectual disability, a family member or carer who requires a copy of the CHAP document, please register to download the document. Please note that it is advisable to download the latest version each time a request is made.

The document can then be completed by individuals, family members, carers, general practitioners and staff of services providers on behalf of a person with an intellectual disability.

  1. Register to download CHAP.
  2. Your details will be verified.
  3. You will receive login details by email, containing your Username and Password
  4. Download the CHAP document.
  5. Provide the document to the appropriate person for completion.
  6. Make a long appointment for the person with their usual general practitioner. Medicare supports the assessment.
  7. Take the CHAP document to the appointment with the general practitioner.
  8. The GP will review the first part of the patient’s CHAP document and complete the second part while examining the person.
  9. It is important to complete the Action Plan at the end of the consultation.

Note that the number of available subscriptions are limited. The department will advise if there are no further subscriptions available.

Find out more about CHAP.

Download CHAP

You will need an access token before you can access and download CHAP. Request CHAP access.

If you already have your access token, please proceed below.