Treatments and tests

What specialist health services are covered by PATS?

While the majority of Medicare covered specialist services are included under the scheme, some health services are not eligible for PATS.

These include:

  • dental or orthodontic services
  • nursing professionals
  • speech pathologists
  • physiotherapists
  • podiatrists / podiatric surgeons
  • clinical psychologists
  • occupational therapists
  • audiologists
  • pathologists.

This list is not exhaustive. To check if the specialty you need to access is eligible for PATS, please contact your local PATS office.

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