Workcover, TAC, DVA & Aged Care Osteopathy Services
Our osteopathy services may be covered by a range of public and private health schemes. Read more below or contact us for more information on if you are eligible for rebates.
Osteopaths are eligible to provide workplace injury management services if you have been injured in a workplace, have a neurological or musculoskeletal injury (an injury to your bones, muscles, joints, tendons or nerves), and are approved to receive treatment by your claim case manager. The osteopath can report to your case manager about your progress and help to coordinate your return to work.
Older Australians living in their own home can access osteopathic treatment for chronic conditions as part of a CDM program. You may also be able to access funding for other osteopathic services through Community Home Support Packages (CHSP) and Home Care Packages (HCP). These Government subsidised programs are designed to help Australians over the age of 65 to continue to live well and independently at home. There is an assessment process which determines what program is most suitable, and more information is available on the My Aged Care website.
Private Health Insurance
Most private health insurers provide rebates for osteopathy services under ancillary/extras cover. Rebate amounts vary between funds and can be claimed ‘on the spot’ via our HICAPS facility. This means you are out of pocket for the gap amount only.
Motor Vehicle Accident Schemes
Osteopaths are eligible to provide services if you are injured in a motor vehicle accident under the Compulsory Third Party arrangements. The motor accident scheme provided by the State will fund osteopathic treatment if you have a neurological or musculoskeletal injury (an injury to your bones, muscles, joints, tendons or nerves) as a result of a motor vehicle accident and you are approved by your claim case manager to receive treatment.
Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA)
Osteopaths may provide services to Australian veterans who are referred by their GP or specialist. The Department of Veterans Affairs advises that people may be able to receive osteopathic services if they have:
Veteran Gold Card. DVA will pay for osteopathic services to meet your clinical needs. White Veteran Card and the treatment is for an accepted service-related condition. This means the DVA will pay for osteopathic services related to your accepted injury or disease.