Referral to our practice is very simple. Our referrals come from a variety of sources including Surgeons (Hand, Orthopaedic, Plastic and General), GP’s, Physiotherapists and other allied health professionals. Private patients do not need a referral to see a hand therapist, however it is a good idea especially if collaboration with your GP or further tests are warranted.
To help us to provide the best and most timely treatment we ask that all new patients please bring any relevant investigation reports with them to your first appointment (x ray, bonescan, ultrasound, nerve conduction studies, operation reports etc).
Hands on Hand Therapy (NSW) operates as a Private Practice and charges are incurred for services provided. Consultation and splint charges can be discussed during your initial consultation. Private patients may receive a rebate from their private health fund if cover includes ancillary services for PHYSIOTHERAPY or OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY. Depending on your insurance policy, there may also be a rebate applicable to some splints/orthoses and other equipment required, so please discuss this with your health fund. In some circumstances a partial rebate from Medicare may be available if your GP approves you for the Enhanced Primary Care Program (see below).
Work cover patients need a written referral from their GP or specialist. They are also required to bring their claim number and insurer contact details. Accounts are invoiced directly to the insurer.
Department Veteran Affairs
DVA clients are required to provide a written referral (D904 form) from their medical practitioner along with their DVA card or number to their first appointment.
Clients covered under a chronic disease management (CDM) plan, formerly known as EPC (enhanced primary care), will require a written referral and a copy of their completed plan from their medical practitioner.
Hands on Hand Therapy(NSW) welcomes any patient with self-managed or third party funding.Referral Form Download