CAN I CLAIM FOR OSTEOPATHY ON MY HEALTH FUND? All private health insurance funds cover osteopathy and will reimburse all or part of the cost if it is part of your specific level of cover. You will need to check with your fund or insurer before you start treatment to confirm your level of cover. Health fund claims can be made at the clinic at the time of your treatment.
DO I NEED A REFERRAL FROM MY GP? No, not if you are attending the clinic as a private patient.
DO YOU ACCEPT TAC AND WORKERS COMPENSATION REFERRALS? Yes. claims can be made but need to be discussed prior to commencing any treatment.. You need to bring the following documents when you come for your initial consultation: referral from your GP for osteopathic treatment, detailing the injury date and site(s). letter from your insurance company, stating your claim has been accepted. your claim number and the address of the insurance company, which may be listed in the above letter. Upon establishment of the above information, the clinic can bill the insurance company directly on your behalf.
Disclaimer: Please note that on cancellation or withdrawal by the insurer, any outstanding fees are the responsibility of the patient directly.
IS OSTEOPATHY AVAILABLE ON MEDICARE? Yes payments for the Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) or Chronic Disease Management (CDM) programs require full payment on the day of consultation. Your claim will be processed on the spot and Medicare will deposit your rebate into your account. you must be set up for this. We use our discretion to apply ‘bulk billing.’
DVA PATIENTS – these patients are ‘bulk billed,’ so no payment is required on the day. DVA gold cards do not require specific referral, however, white cards do.
at ease Osteopathy - Helping you move and feel better!