Is Physiotherapy covered by Medicare?
In most cases Physiotherapy services are not covered by Medicare. In some circumstances on referral by your General Practitioner (GP) you may be able to receive a small allowance of Medicare funded treatment. These are called Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) referrals. Speak to your GP if you believe that you are entitled to this.
How do I pay for Physiotherapy treatment?
Physiotherapy in most circumstances is covered by your Private Health Fund. Check with your own fund to see if you have Physiotherapy Coverage.
Payment options include:
- HICAP’s (Private Health Rebates)
- VISA / MasterCard
Do I need a referral to see a Physiotherapist?
No. Physiotherapists are primary contact practitioners who you do not need a referral to access. You will need a referral however if your injuries are sustained in a work accident or if you intend to claim payment through the Motor Vehicle Insurance Commission.
Department of Veteran’s affairs (DVA) cardholders also require a referral from their General Practitioner.