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Can back braces be claimed thorugh health fund?

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#1 sydney75

Posted 29 December 2012 - 12:32 PM

My son needs a back brace for his posture and scoliosis as per physio states.
Can i claim it through health fund?

Usually when my son sees phyio for treatments we can claim through medibank private extras. We also have hopsital cover.

Have you claimed body brace through health fund for physio?

#2 FizzlingFireboxes

Posted 29 December 2012 - 01:11 PM

Maybe if your physio writes a letter? Worth a try.

Our son needs eye patches due to a turned in eye, we can't claim the cost of those through our private health as I asked once.

#3 melaine

Posted 29 December 2012 - 01:24 PM

It will depend on your fund. Easiest way to find out is to call them and ask. Your physio will probably need to 'prescribe' it or write a letter to the health fund.

#4 Arthur or Martha

Posted 29 December 2012 - 01:38 PM


Edited by ambwrose, 07 September 2013 - 11:09 AM.

#5 sydney75

Posted 31 December 2012 - 05:58 PM

thank u, i rang them up and they said they will pay 70% of the cost but i can only claim one part of the body every 3 years.

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