Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a referral to see an Osteopath?

Generally no.  The only time a referral is required is if your GP is sending you on an EPC (Enhanced Primary Care)/ Chronic disease management(CDM) plan, Veterans Affairs scheme or Workcover.

Is Osteopathy officially recognised?

Yes, we comply with the standards set out by Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.  Osteopathy is considered “Allied Health” under the Government health system.

Can you claim on Private Health Insurance?

If you have extras, Osteopathy is generally part of that scheme.  The payment varies with each health fund and level of plan.  We offer HICAPS so that you may have on the spot payment of your claim, leaving you only the gap to pay.

Can we refer for x-rays?

We can send you directly for spinal x-rays if we feel that it is indicated.  You will be bulk-billed for these.  If scans or other investigations are indicated, we will send you to your GP for a referral .

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