Private Health Insurance
If you have extras on your private health insurance you may be covered for your consultation and orthotic treatment. To confirm this, however, you will have to speak directly to your private health insurance.
Please be aware that the HICAPS system is still unavailable for orthotic services Australia wide. To receive your re-imbursement through your private health insurance you will need to forward your receipts onto them.
DVA, TAC, Workcover
Orthotics Plus will see DVA, Workcover or TAC patients. We liaise directly with the funding facility to arrange payment to us. If there is a case where DVA, Workcover or TAC will not fund your treatment, you will be required to fund the account privately.
If you are a DVA/Workcover/TAC patient, it is important to remember a referral from a doctor is required prior to attending the appointment. Funding will not be approved without this.
Please also bring all claim details with you to the appointment. If you cannot provide a claim number, you will be billed privately.
Public patients – funding program
There is a government-funded program available for those who have a permanent disability or injury and are unable to claim their treatment through a privately funded facility.
The program is called SWEP (State Wide Equipment Program). To see if you meet the eligibility criteria you can contact Orthotics Plus directly.
Please note that due to the popularity of this funding program, there is a long waiting list, which is approximately 12+ months. We are unable to provide any treatment until the funding has been approved.
A referral from a doctor is required, as this needs to be attached to the application forms which we complete on your behalf.