Can I claim my acupuncture and Chinese medicine treatments on my private health insurance?
Dr Kirk Wilson the principal acupuncturist and Chinese medicine practitioner at Meridian Healing Centre is registered with all the Health Funds in New South Wales. So, if you are covered for acupuncture and/or Chinese herbal medicine you will be able to claim back some of the expenses for your treatment. At the conclusion of each treatment Kirk will supply you with a receipt which will contain his provider number for your respective Health Fund.
The amount of money you will be refunded will depend on your insurer and the type of cover. Most of the private Health Funds offer cover for acupuncture treatment. Though, for Chinese herbal medicine, the funds will vary as not all funds will cover Chinese herbal medicine. If they do, they will only cover the cost of the consultation and not the cost of the herbs.
If you intend to use acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine it is often advisable you contact your Health Fund and make enquiries as to which cover is best suited for you.