Members Choice Chiropractor
Medibank and Bupa members choice preferred Chiropractor. This means that YOU will get more money back when YOU visit. Depending on the size of the town, generally only one clinic per town can have the privilege of becoming a members choice chiropractic clinic. This is based on stringent criteria and awarded by the private health funds based on quality of service and value for money
Chiropractic Help For Medicare, TAC, DVA & WorkCover Patients
We accept Medicare, Workcover,and DVA
Chiropractors in Australia can see patients under many different types of insurances. Medicare, WorkSafe, Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) and private insurance companies are the main insurances available to patients today.
Chiropractic is covered by WorkCover. WorkCover is a compulsory insurance for Victorian workplaces which is funded by employer contributions. It provides Victorian workplaces with insurance cover for employees who may be either injured or become ill due to work. If you have been injured at work you are eligible to get rehabilitation covered by WorkCover. Aaron Chiropractic accepts WorkCover patients all you need is your claim number and case manager’s details and our friendly team will do the rest. Additional information regarding WorkSafe can be found here.
Enhanced Primary Care Program (Medicare)
Chiropractic is covered by Medicare. The Commonwealth Government of Australia allows Medicare to pay for up to 5 (five) Chiropractic visits per calendar year. This government initiative is called; Chronic Disease Management Plan formerly known as Enhanced Primary Care Plan. To qualify for Medicare Chiropractic visits eligible patients must have a chronic medical condition which they have had for more than 6 months, for example; diabetes, asthma, cancer, cardiovascular disease, stroke and musculoskeletal conditions. To apply for Medicare visits for Chiropractic you need a referral from your GP and then a GP Management Plan and Team Care Arrangement Plan (this is all done by your GP). Our practice regularly sees Medicare Chiropractic patients and provides these services at a bulk billed rate . Patients finalise account at the time of their visit and then we provide on the spot rebates. Speak to our team today for more information. Additional information regarding Medicare and Chiropractic can be found here.
Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA)
Chiropractic is covered by DVA who are an organisation which supports Veterans who have served in Australia’s defence force. Veterans include Australian and Commonwealth WWII and post WWII Conflicts Veterans. Veteran’s family members including Spouse, Partner's, Children, Widows and Widowers may be eligible for DVA support. Police Officers are also supported by DVA. Eligible DVA members are entitled to Chiropractic management. Aaron Chiropractic accepts patients using DVA cards. If you are interested in coming to us for patients the procedure is:
Have your DVA Gold card details available (Some White Card holders are eligible for Chiropractic cover)
Call our practice for a consultation, the chiropractor will normally speak to you about your situation
Ask your medical practitioner for a referral to see a Chiropractor. Our Chiropractors often write letters to GPs that helps this process
These referrals are valid for 12 months, after which time a new referral can be granted, and all you need is a letter from your GP and your Gold card.
Additional information regarding DVA can be found here.
Private Insurance Companies
There are many private insurance companies in Australia, with many factors affecting your level of cover, insurance premium and well as rebate for particular health care modalities. Taking these factors into consideration, majority of people who visit our practice receive between $300 – $1,000 rebate per year after their Chiropractic care. Most insurance is configured so that the user receives more benefit at the beginning of care, as the frequency of care is usually higher. As your problem improves and your need for care reduces, so does your rebate. The below link is an ideal place to start if you are considering private health insurance for you or your family. Additional information regarding insurance providers can be found here.