• Is Osteopathy covered by Medicare?
If you are eligible your GP can set you up with a Chronic Disease Management (CDM) formerly known as an Enhanced Primary Care plan (EPC). Please make an appointment to discuss eligibility with your GP otherwise click here for more information. Some out-of-pocket expenses still may apply once Medicare rebates are processed on the spot.

• Adverse reactions to Osteopathic treatment? How should I feel after a treatment?
Within the initial 24-48 hours you may experience some mild post treatment soreness, there may also be temporary exacerbation of your symptoms or underlying condition. DO NOT be alarmed, as this is normal and very common because your body is adjusting to the treatment. These symptoms will generally subside after 48 hours.

• I have private health can I use it?
Yes, we accept a majority of private health insurers providing you have Osteopathy under your extras cover. (Please refer back to your private health insurer if you are not sure). Our clinic also provides a HICAPS facility, which means you will experience a hassle-free method of claiming your private health rebate on the spot.

• How many treatments will I need?
Depending on what complaint you have come in for will depend on how many treatments you will require.
Most often your Osteopath will be able to give more information regarding this on your second visit once they’ve had the opportunity to re-examine and determine how you have responded to the initial treatment. 

• Do I need a referral to see an Osteopath?
The only time you require a referral to see an Osteopath would be if you are claiming under DVA or a Medicare treatment plan otherwise no referral is required. You will need this referral from your GP supporting Osteopathic treatment.

• Can I see an Osteopath under a MyAged Care package?
Yes you can, all of our Osteopaths are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and have gone through required police checks and declaration protocols to become registered with many different Homecare providers out there. Please have your nominated Case manager contact us to get this process started.

• Do Osteopaths treat third parties such as DVA, TAC or Workcover?
Yes, we treat all third parties, please be sure to bring in any paperwork or information that you may have relating to your claim.

*DVA – Holders of a Gold (unlimited conditions) or White (limited conditions) card will require a GP referral once every 12 months.
*Worksafe – Will require a referral from your GP supporting Osteopathic treatment and an initial certificate of capacity.
*TAC – Will require an active TAC claim number with details of your accident. If your accident occurred on or after the 14th of February 2018, you will be eligible for a NO MEDICAL EXCESS CLAIM. Please call us for more information about how we can help you with this.

Please note: Workcover and TAC claims will need to be approved by your agent. For Worksafe claims your employer’s medical excess must also be reached before we can process any claims on your behalf, otherwise out-of-pocket expenses will be required until we can confirm approval of your treatment through the insurance company. If you are unsure, please give us a call on 03 9007 0935 to discuss further.

To schedule a consult with one of our Osteopaths contact us on 03 9007 0935, alternatively send us email to info@caseycentralosteo.com.au