Chiropractors play a complementary role to medical care in managing musculoskeletal conditions and injuries. We recognise that the best patient outcomes are derived from a multidisciplinary approach.
Our chiropractors are trained to actively communicate with other healthcare providers, including medical doctors, about patient needs. Our Chiropractors are well trained to refer patients who are presenting with non musculoskeletal complaints and understand when there are contraindications to manual therapy.
Making a patient referral is simple, easy and quick and it ensures that your patient is receiving the best possible care. Chiropractors receiving referrals typically respond with a referral/reply note and/or progress note.
Please fax, email or post your referral via our contact details below.
Medicare – Chronic Disease Management Program
All our chiropractors support and accept referrals for the Medicare funded Chronic Disease Management program. Registered with the Department of Human services and the Chiropractic Board of Australia our Chiropractors meet the Medicare Professional Eligibility to provide Chiropractic Allied Health Services for Chronic Disease Management.
For the initial consultation, there may be a gap fee for this service.
For subsequent consultation, we accept the Medicare benefit as full payment for the service, there will be no out-of-pocket cost.
For GP’s wishing to make a Medicare referral please complete the following referral form found at the Department of Health website.
Referral to nominated Chiropractor
GP’s can choose to refer to any one of our three Medicare eligible Chiropractors registered with the Department of Human Services. When completing the referral form for Allied Health Services, please enter the Practitioners Name, Address and number of services required.
Alternatively, to arrange the earliest available appointment for your patient we recommend an “open referral”. With an open referral you do not need to nominate a specific practitioner, but will reference the Practice name (Health First Chiropractic) in the Allied Health Provider Name section of the referral form. This will allow your patient maximum flexibility to consult with a Medicare eligible chiropractor at the earliest availability and most convenient time.
Medicare referral arrangements are required to be received by our office a minimum of 24 hours prior to the patients initial consultation.
Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA)
We proudly accept veterans for chiropractic treatments. Veterans are covered by Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) for chiropractic services.
A Referral form and DVA health card is required at the time of consultation. The cost is then billed directly to DVA.
For GP’s wishing to make a DVA referral please complete the following referral form found at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs website.
On completion please forward the Referral form to the contact details below.
Dr Joshua Griffiths
Provider No. 2531644Y
Dr Naomi Swan
Provider No. 2736184W
Dr Ella Bourne
Provider No. 4764492F
Health First Chiropractic
23c/429 Montague Road
Modbury, South Australia.
Telephone: (08) 8396 2929
Fax: (08) 83962928