Is Physiotherapy covered by Private Health Insurance?
Yes. Private health funds provide varying levels of cover for Physiotherapy. Please contact your health fund for details of your entitled benefits.
Is Physiotherapy covered by Medicare?
If you have had pain for longer than expected you can visit your doctor and request a Medicare plan referral. If you doctor deems you eligible they may print and fill out the Medicare Care Plan Referral form. For more information about eligability you can download this PDF.
Does Balance Health accept TAC, wokcover and DVA patients?
Yes. Additionally TAC, Workcover and DVA are bulk billed
Do I need a referral to see a Physiotherapist?
No. You can make an appointment directly without a referral. A referral is generally not required to see an physiotherapist as a private patient.
All WorkSafe and TAC clients can make an appointment without a referral, however, they must have an approved claim number for entitlement to physiotherapy services.
The only time you will need a referral is if you wish to consult a physiotherapist under Medicare’s Enhanced Primary Care program or through Veterans' Affairs. A GP must assess your eligibility and complete a specific referral for Medicare or DVA funded Physiotherapy.
What should I bring/wear to my first appointment?
Bring any relevant scans, X-rays, CT's or MRI, or any other Medical information that you think may be important. Make sure you wear loose comfortable clothes that will allow you to move around easily.
Do you do dry needling?
Kristine & Casey are both qualified in dry needling. Wondering what dry needling is? Read all about it here in our educational article.