Changes to Essential Extras

Changes to Essential Extras

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Natural therapies changes

All health funds are now unable to cover some natural therapy services. From 1 April 2019, you can still use your natural therapies limit to claim for:

Covered

  • Remedial massage
  • Acupuncture
  • Chinese herbal medicine consultations
  • Myotherapy

Removed:

  • Alexander technique
  • Aromatherapy
  • Bowen therapy
  • Buteyko
  • Feldenkrais
  • Homeopathy
  • Kinesiology
  • Naturopathy
  • Reflexology
  • Shiatsu
  • Western herbal medicine

If you had one of these treatments before 1 April 2019, and haven’t claimed yet, you have two years from your treatment date to do so.

Yoga and Pilates removal

We’re also unable to cover the following under the Healthy Lifestyle limit:

  • Yoga
  • Pilates (including Pilates classes run by a physiotherapist or exercise physiologist)