Health Professional? Refer a Patient

Patients with chronic health conditions may be eligible for referral to an Allied Health professional under Medicare’s Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) scheme.


A chronic medical condition is one that has been (or is likely to be) present for six months or longer, for example, asthma, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, musculoskeletal conditions and stroke.

An EPC referral entitles the patient to a maximum of 5 individual Medicare-subsidised sessions with an Allied Health provider in each calendar year. Depending on their condition, patients can be referred to multiple Allied Health providers to achieve the best team care approach for their health. Please speak to your General Practitioner to discuss your eligibility for an EPC referral.

Eligible Allied Health providers include:

  • Aboriginal Health Workers or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners
  • Audiologists
  • Chiropractors
  • Diabetes Educators
  • Dietitians
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Mental Health Workers
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Osteopaths
  • Physiotherapists
  • Podiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Speech Pathologists

Please note that Type 2 Diabetics may also be eligible to access 8 x group classes in addition to an individual EPC referral.

GPs and Allied Health can find referral information here.