Medicare Physiotherapy


At Specific Physiotherapy, we provide Medicare physiotherapy services as part of the Enhanced Primary Care Plan (EPC) for chronic pain patients.


Our physiotherapists are highly skilled and experienced, and they can help with a wide range of chronic conditions such as low back pain, shoulder pain or knee pain. 


No matter the type of chronic pain we can create a treatment plan that will help you get back on your feet.


Contact us today to schedule an appointment. For more information about the EPC please call 0490 021 474 or book your Medicare physiotherapy appointment today. 

Physiotherapy Medicare: What is it?

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The physiotherapy Medicare program is called the Enhanced Primary Care Plan (EPC). The EPC is an initiative that offers additional support for physiotherapists and their patients. The EPC provides funding for a range of services, including physiotherapy consultations, home visits, care planning, and health assessments.


The aim of the EPC is to improve coordination of care and support patients with complex health needs. The EPC was rolled out nationwide in July 2019 after being piloted in five regions across Australia.

Under the EPC, physiotherapists are able to provide patients with up to five rebated appointments per year. This allows physiotherapists to spend more time with patients, and provide comprehensive care plans - all thanks to physiotherapy Medicare rebates.

Is physiotherapy covered by Medicare?

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Is physiotherapy covered by medicare? This is one of the most commonly asked questions we hear at Specific Physiotherapy Preston. The simple answer is yes - it is. 


Research has shown that physiotherapy can be an effective treatment for chronic conditions. Physiotherapy can help to relieve pain, improve mobility, and increase strength and stamina. In addition, physiotherapy can help to reduce the risk of further injury and improve quality of life.


If you are living with a chronic condition, don't suffer in silence. Talk to your doctor about an EPC for physiotherapy and see if it might be right for you.

Physio medicare rebates at Specific Physiotherapy

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You may be wondering how a physio Medicare rebate is processed. The good news is that it's actually quite simple. Here's a quick guide to help you get started.

First, you'll need to make sure that your physiotherapy provider is registered with the Australian Government's Extended Primary Care (EPC) scheme. If they're not, they won't be able to process your rebate.

Once you've found a registered provider, you'll need to book an appointment with your GP for an EPC referral.

Once you have your GP's referral, you can make an appointment for your first session of physiotherapy with Specific Physiotherapy Preston.

When you arrive for your appointment, be sure to bring along your Medicare card, GP referral and any other relevant documentation.


Your physiotherapist will then process your rebate for you. First your physio will take full payment for the consultation and then $65 is rebated back onto your bank card. It's as easy as that.

So if you're looking for a way to save on physiotherapy costs, be sure to follow these steps to process your physio Medicare rebate.

Medicare EPC physiotherapy

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Medicare EPC Physiotherapy rates at Specific Physiotherapy Preston:


Physiotherapy 30minute: $44 GAP

Physiotherapy 60minute: $94 GAP

GP referral and medicare card required to process all medicare rebates.

Do you need a referral to see a physio?

In Australia, there is a common misconception that you need a referral from a doctor to see a physiotherapist. However, this is not the case. In most Australian states and territories, you can visit a physiotherapist without a referral.


So why do so many people believe that they need a referral? One reason may be that physio is often covered by private health insurance. In order to receive reimbursement for physio services, most insurers require a referral from a doctor. However, it is important to remember that you can still visit a physiotherapist without a referral, even if you have private health insurance.


Another reason for the confusion may be that some doctors do require a referral before they will refer their patients to a physiotherapist.


However, this varies from doctor to doctor, and many will happily refer their patients without any trouble. So if you're wondering whether or not you need a referral to see a physiotherapist in Australia, the answer is no - with no exceptions.


If you live in Victoria, feel free to book an appointment without one.

Physiotherapy for chronic pain

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Chronic pain is a debilitating condition that can severely impact a person's quality of life. Unfortunately, chronic pain is often under-treated or even ignored by many in the medical community. This is starting to change, however, as more and more research is demonstrating the efficacy of physiotherapy for chronic pain.


Physiotherapy is a form of exercise that helps to strengthen and stretch the muscles, improving flexibility and range of motion. In addition, physiotherapy can help to improve circulation and promote healing.


For people with chronic pain, physiotherapy can help to reduce pain levels and improve function. In some cases, it may even be possible to completely eliminate chronic pain with physiotherapy. If you are suffering from chronic pain, talk to your doctor about whether physiotherapy may be right for you.

Specific Physiotherapy Preston is here to help

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If you have questions about your medicare rebate with the EPC, Specific Physiotherapy Preston is here to help.


We understand that the process can be confusing, but we'll work with you to make sure that you get the care and coverage that you need.


We offer a variety of services that can be covered by medicare, and we'll help you to navigate the system so that you can get the most out of your benefits.


Contact us today to schedule a consultation or book online here now. We look forward to helping you get the care that you need.