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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?

Your Private Health Fund covers physiotherapy in most circumstances. You will need to check with your specific health fund to see if you have Physiotherapy Coverage.
Payment options include:

  • HICAP’s (Private Health Rebates)
  • VISA / MasterCard
  • Cash
  • Cheque

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.