- Your Body Osteopathy is an approved service provider for WorkSafe Vic (WC). Cover for these services must be arranged with your insurance company. It is essential that you provide your claim number and contact details at the time of your initial consultation.
- With new claims for work place injuries you will need to seek advice from a medical practitioner and follow the steps on the relevant website to establish a claim. Usually an excess must be paid prior to the claim being established and these fees are the responsibility of the individual or their employer. This means you will have to pay up front for treatment and then be reimbursed directly from your employer until the excess is reached.
- Please note that there is no gap fee charged for osteopathic treatment claimed under WorkCover (WC) once these claims are established and a claim number and billing information can be provided to our clinic.
If osteopathic treatment is required you will need to:
- Provide us with the referral from your GP and complete the necessary paperwork and pain scales that we will provide you.
- Please check the Work Safe website for current information regarding “Making a claim”.
Return To Work Plan:
- A rehabilitation (or return to work) program is based on the principle that where possible we can allow a coordinated return to work.
- The program is delivered according to medical advice and where necessary the use of a rehabilitation provider.
Rehabilitation aims to do one of two things:
- maintain the injured employee within the workplace
- return them to appropriate employment in a timely, safe and cost efficient manner.
A return to work plan as part of a rehabilitation program should:
- be developed in consultation with the injured employee and the treating medical practitioner
- be tailored, outcome-based and set out the steps to achieve return to work
- be available to an employee with a work capacity (unless contraindicated, for example where the employee has retired)
- be developed using appropriate expertise, such as approved rehabilitation providers, where required
- recognise the existing skills, experience and capabilities of the injured employee to allow suitable duties to be found
- if necessary, utilise retraining and redeployment when it is not possible for the employee to return to pre-injury duties.
Transport Accident Commission (TAC)
- If you are involved in a traffic accident you may be eligible for support for your treatment relating to your injury. Please seek medical care and fill in relevant paperwork and provide us you Claim Number. See TAC website http://www.tac.vic.gov.au/what-to-do-after-an-accident
- If you are in a major car accident in Victoria you will require medical care and you can contact TAC for support or advice.
- If you are in a minor car accident please see your doctor and read the TAC website for information. In these cases there is an excess which you must pay prior to any claim being established.
- With new claims for TAC injuries you will need to seek advice from a medical practitioner and follow the steps on the TAC website to establish a claim. Usually an excess must be paid prior to the claim being established and these fees are the responsibility of the individual. This means you will have to pay up front for treatment and then be reimbursed directly from your employer until the excess is reached.
- Please note that there is no gap fee charged for osteopathic treatment claimed under TAC once these claims are established and a claim number and billing information can be provided to our clinic.
Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA)
- DVA will be directly billed to Medicare. There is no out of pocket expense.
- DVA Gold Card holders require referral letter from their GP.
- DVA White Card holders require a referral letter from their GP and pre-approval from DVA before their consultation.