You can download a copy of our referral form at this link. We prefer referral through Medical Objects.
Private patients with private health extras cover including Physiotherapy will be able to be reimbursed for the consultation. There will be some out of pocket expenses for the Hand Therapy consultation as well as for any consumables, such as splints, dressings and exercise equipment. The amount you receive back from your private health insurance will depend on your fund and level of cover. It is your responsibility to check with your health fund prior to your appointment if you have cover.
Advanced Hand Clinic therapy and splinting is a separate service to surgery. This means that if you have undergone surgery and your surgeon refers you to Advanced Hand Clinic for treatment, you will incur a separate fee to your surgeon costs.
For more information about what to expect at your appointment, visit our contact page.
Please don’t hesitate to call us prior to your appointment if you require an estimate of fees.
WorkCover patients usually have full cover once claim is accepted and they have a current medical certificate.
For further details and guidance, please visit the WorkCover QLD website Payments and Support.
Compulsory Third Party (CTP) Insurance Cover
Pre-approval is required to cover treatment & consumables once the claim has been accepted.
Department of Veterans’ Affair (DVA) Patients
A GP Referral is required.
Gold card members have all costs covered.
White card members have specific costs covered.
If you have a chronic health issue, you may be eligible to have Medicare cover some of your treatment costs. This requires your GP to give you a referral to a hand therapist under the Chronic Disease Management plan (CDM – formerly called EPC).You will need a CDM referral from your GP with your Medicare card, to be able to claim a Medicare rebate on your consultation. Please note that payment for your consultation is still required on the day. Your CDM rebate can then be claimed through Medicare for hand therapy consultations. Additional items such as splints are not covered. Please discuss your eligibility with your doctor. For further details please see Department of Health | Chronic Disease Management (formerly Enhanced Primary Care or EPC) — GP services.
Self-referrals are welcome.
You do not need a referral from your doctor to see a hand therapist as a private patient. We have a Tyro EFTPOS machine at the clinic.
NDIS, or National Disability Insurance Scheme, is a government funded service for people with permanent disabilities under the age of 65. There are 3 ways that you may be managed; self-managed, by a plan manager, or agency managed. Further information is available on the NDIS website.