About Your Osteopathy Consultation

Costs and Claiming

Pre-booked appointment from 6:15 am


Booking with an Osteopath

You can book-in directly with an osteopath. You do not need a referral from a GP to see an osteopath.

Consultation Fees

  • Return Consultation $95.00 (30 minutes)
  • Extended Return Consultation $110 (45 minutes)
  • Initial Consultation $130.00 (45-60 minutes)

Payments

Payment is required at the time of the consultation.

We accept EFTPOS, VISA, and MasterCard.

We do not accept cheques, American Express, or Diners Club.

Claiming

Osteopathy and Private health insurance: HICAPS

Osteopathy is covered by most private health funds.

Please check your private health insurance policy for further information on your level of cover.

  • We have a HICAPS facility for on the spot health fund claims, for those whose policies cover osteopathic services.
  • Present your card and you will only be required to pay the gap for your treatment.
  • Osteopaths are registered providers for DVA patients.
  • Osteopaths are registered providers for workers’ compensation schemes and motor accident insurers.
  • Patients using these schemes should have their scheme contact us prior to their first attendance.
  • Claimants will be charged full fees and provided with an invoice for the agency from which they are claiming. Unfortunately, this practise is due to the prevalence of insurance fraud.
  • Please ensure the validity of your claim prior to attending, and provide all validating documents in advance of your booking.

Osteopathy and Medicare Care Plans: Chronic Disease Management (CDM)

Osteopathy is included in the MBS by Medicare’s Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Plans.  Consult your GP as to whether you are eligible for up to five osteopathic treatments under Medicare:

When a GP decides to prescribe allied-health treatment of a musculoskeletal condition under this scheme, a patient may request to be treated by an osteopath. Patients may not claim with their private health cover and Medicare CDM plan at the same time.

A ‘chronic medical condition’ is one that has been or is likely to be present for at least six months, including but not limited to asthma, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions and stroke.

  • If you have long-term pain that requires extended treatment, talk to your GP about referring for osteopathic treatment. Your doctor will evaluate your eligibility. You can ask them to contact us for a discussion by directing them to our webpage. If you are eligible, they will complete a plan and use a CDM form to refer you to your Osteopath.
  • We need your CDM form to be presented with your Medicare card when attending your appointment.
  • Reception will process your Medicare rebate (2018 rebate is $52.95) and you will be required to make a gap payment for the remainder of the consultation fee.

Note: You may be eligible for up to 5 treatments per calendar year under Medicare, but this is a total number of combined allied health treatments per year, not per allied health category.

Please see the GP referral page for important details to address well before attending the clinic.

Osteopathy and Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA)

Peregian Beach Osteopathy & Wellness is happy to provide service for our Veterans.  The DVA’s mission is to support those who serve or have served in defence of Australia and to commemorate their service and sacrifice.

G.L.O.W. will liaise with and invoice the DVA directly for any care provided to you. This represents the full fee for the service provided. DVA bookings may be made at the following booking times: 9:45, 10:15, 10:45 or 11:15

  • If you are a holder of a GOLD card you are entitled to be treated for any condition.
  • If you are a holder of a WHITE card you are entitled to be treated for only the conditions specified by the  DVA.
  • You must be referred to an osteopath who is registered with Medicare Australia under the Medicare Scheme. A referral can be issued by one of the following:
    • a Local Medical Officer (LMO);
    • a General Practitioner;
    • a medical specialist;
    • a treating doctor in a hospital;
    • a hospital discharge planner; or
    • another osteopath who has previously received a referral.

Note: A referral remains active for twelve months from the date of referral. Referral dates cannot overlap from one twelve-month period to the next.

Note: Please refer to the DVA Website for further information