Do I need a Doctor's Referral?

No referral is required to obtain physiotherapy for private patients.  All our physiotherapists are trained in being the first point of contact to address your musculoskeletal and health concerns. Should the physiotherapist feel referral to a general practitioner or specialist is required, we will organise you a suitable referral.

A medical referral from your general practitioner is necessary only if:

  • You have been injured at work and claiming through Workers Compensation
  • You have been involved in a motor vehicle accident and claiming your treatment expenses through a Green Slip/Third Party
  • Your treatment is covered by Veterans Affairs
  • You are entitled to a Medicare GP Management Plan for chronic conditions which would cover 5 treatment sessions with an allied health practitioner in each calendar year - Please speak to your general practitioner regarding use of this service for physiotherapy should your injury be of a chronic nature. This will entitle you to claim a rebate of $52.95 from Medicare