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No referral is required when seeking treatment from an osteopath.
Your GP may determine a DVA patient may benefit from osteopathic therapy, upon which a referral is made and the consultations would then be fully funded by DVA.
The GP may also determine some patients with multiple and chronic illness appropriate to refer to an osteopath under the EPC plan. These referrals can allow the patient a maximum of 5 visits per year (often shared between allied health providers) where Medicare will fund $52.95 towards each visit.
If you have been referred by another health care provider, bring along the related paperwork.
If you have private health insurance which may cover osteopathy, bring along your private health insurance card.
If you have a complex health history and a collection of medical documents, medication listing etc, bring these along to assist in your care.
If you have hard copies of previous x-rays, please bring these along if possible. Often an x-ray or other medical results can be accessed with your permission if required.
Depending on the region being treated, you may be asked to change into a gown, over your underwear, which opens from the back. Osteopaths use ‘hands on’ techniques which can be performed with the gown on or through clothing, with no compromise to treatment. You have a choice regarding what is most comfortable.
Some patients choose to wear loose fitting clothes to avoid the need for undressing. Wodonga Osteopathic Clinic has both male and female practitioners, where patients are free to choose who they may feel more comfortable seeing.
Yes, you can have someone present throughout your consultation and treatment.