Osteopathic Consultation Fees
Payment is required at the time of the completion of your consultation.
Osteopathic Consultation Times
Initial Consultation: 60 minutes
Subsequent Consultation: 30 minutes
To allow our therapist to provide your with the highest possible care, and ensure your heath and wellbeing – an Initial 45 minute session is required for first time clients to the clinic.
We accept cash, EFTPOS, VISA,and MasterCard.
We value our time and your time, as a courtesy to others, please provide at least 24 hours notice if you are unable to attend your consultation.
Private Health Insurance and HICAPS
Equilibrium Sports and Spinal Clinic has a HICAPS facility onsite, which enables those with private health insurance to claim their rebate immediately at the clinic.
If you are unsure of your level of coverage, please check with your private health insurer.
Osteopathic treatment is only covered by Medicare if you are under an Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) plan set up by your General Practitioner. EPC plans allow eligible patients up to five Osteopathic visits per year to be covered under Medicare. To be eligible for an EPC plan, patients must be suffering from a chronic (long standing) condition. Chronic conditions may include things such as arthritis, repetitive strain injuries (e.g. tennis elbow), neck related headaches and migraines, chronic low back pain or muscular pain. It is at your GP’s discretion as to whether you are eligible to participate in the program.
If you are eligible for this program, you will be charged the standard fee and then you can take the receipt to a Medicare office and claim back your rebate. Please speak to your General Practitioner about your eligibility.
Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA)
Our osteopaths are registered with the DVA and those seeking treatment through this department will incur no out of pocket expenses. A referral from your GP is required to obtain DVA funded osteopathic care.
Workcover / TAC
Our osteopaths are registered Workcover and TAC service providers. If you are claiming Osteopathic care through Workcover or TAC, we require all accounts to be settled on the day of treatment. Once a valid claim number is accepted, you will be charged a “GAP” fee. If you have any questions please speak to your practitioner.