In general, chiropractic and physiotherapy, like osteopathy or dental care, are not covered by Medicare. In certain circumstances, particularly if you suffer from a chronic medical condition, you may be able to claim up to five treatments under a government program using what is commonly called an EPC plan or the ‘Chronic Disease Allied Health (Individual) Services under Medicare’ program (what a mouthful!). Speak to your general practitioner to discuss whether this might be applicable to you. If it is, you will require a care plan to be completed by your GP.
Does Medicare cover any of the cost?
About the Author: Central Coast Spinal Care Centre
Central Coast Spinal Care Centre is an integrated health clinic located in West Gosford, Green Point and Wyong, NSW, Australia. We have clinicians from the following disciplines: Chiropractic, Physiotherapy, Dietetics, Remedial Massage Therapy, Podiatry, Naturopathy, Lymphoedema Therapy, Body Composition Analysis, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.