It is always best to check with your Private Health fund to see if you are covered for Osteopathy as part of your extras. If you are covered for your treatment we are able to process your claim straight away through our HICAPS facilities, and only have to pay the remaining difference.
Osteopathy is not covered by Medicare unless you are on an Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) Plan or Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Plan. An EPC plan is managed and provided to you by your General Practitioner (GP). It is part of the Medicare Scheme and is designed to provide patients with chronic (long standing) pain and conditions access to Medicare rebates for allied health services. If you are experiencing long term pain in conjunction with another medical condition please speak with your GP regarding your eligibility.
Medicare would pay a portion of the consultation fee, which is claimed at your local Medicare office. Please note full payment is required on the day of consultation and we will then issue you with a receipt to take to Medicare to claim the EPC rebate.