Is Osteopathy covered by Health Insurance?


Yes, you can claim an Osteopathic consultation on Health Insurance if you have the right cover to do so. Most health funds will cover Osteopathy under their extras package – it just depends on whether you have extras, and if so, the level of extras you have will determine how much you get back. All Osteopaths are eligible to register through Medicare, which enables them to receive a Medicare health provider number. Without a Medicare provider number, regardless of health profession, you will not be registered with the health funds for rebates. Other allied health services similar to Osteopathy who are eligible for health fund rebates include Chiropractic, Physiotherapy & Exercise Physiology.