Allied health professional eligibility requirements

Eligibility for allied health professionals who claim Medicare benefits.

To claim Medicare benefits allied health professionals must:

  • meet the qualification requirements set out in the Health Insurance (Allied Health Services) Determination 2014
  • be registered with the AHPRA or a respective board or organisation
  • be recognised as an allied health professional in their field by us
  • be in private practice
  • be working in a private capacity.

Read more about recognition as an allied health professional to provide Medicare services.

An allied health professional is also eligible for registration under the allied health professional initiative if they’re employed by:

an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Health Service, or a state or territory clinic that has an exemption under subsection 19(2) of the Act.

Allied health professionals who may qualify include:

  • Aboriginal Health Workers
  • audiologists
  • chiropractors
  • diabetes educators
  • dietitians
  • exercise physiologists
  • mental health nurses
  • occupational therapists
  • orthoptists
  • osteopaths
  • physiotherapists
  • podiatrists
  • psychologists
  • social workers
  • speech pathologists.

Page last updated: 22 October 2019