Health Funds

All health funds are different and each health fund has a number of different kinds of policies. Some policies may include certain services and not others. Other policies may include those services if they are new policies, but old ones may not include the services. It is a good idea to ask your health fund to see if you are covered for the service you wish to claim for. The responsibility for ensuring you are covered lies with you, the claimant.

Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy, Counselling

Some private health funds will allow you to claim for hypnotherapy, psychotherapy and/or counselling. We advise people to check with their fund.

The following are health funds for which I am a recognised provider:

BUPA – You may claim for counselling which includes psychotherapy and hypnosis. You can also claim for on-line remote consultations. Provider number is J000099

CBHS Friendly Society (Hypnotherapy) – Provider number CM2015686

Grand United Health (GU) 21137181

HBF (WA). Provider number is B30589

HBG – Provider number B30589

Health Care Insurance (Counselling – note: counselling could include some hypnosis) – Provider number MT16529M

Medibank Private (Hypnotherapy) – Provider number 1442352B

Medibank Private Provider number (for counselling) 1343861W (whose Extras products include “Mental health support”)

Navy Health – (Counselling, hypnotherapy, psychotherapy) – Provider number PSY37680

NRMA/SCIC/SGIO Health (Hypnotherapy) – Provider number 88098277

Phoenix Health Fund – provider number HY015686

Teachers Federation Health (Hypnotherapy) – Provider number HYP20125

The following are funds for which no provider numbers are issued by the insurance company to practitioners, but who will process claims for hypnotherapy with a relevant receipt (which I provide to the client):

AHM (covers hypnotherapy only for quit smoking under the “Lifestyle packages”)

Defence Health

Reserve Bank Health Society

rtHealth Fund (formerly Railway & Transport Health Fund)

Also:

Australian Unity – does not require provider number, but you will need a referral letter from your GP and it is only available on the Ultracare cover.

Medibank Private – members on the ‘package bonus’ may be entitled to claim for hypnotherapy, psychotherapy or counselling under a special section of this package under the title ‘counselling’ – check with Medibank Private. Medibank Private Provider number (for counselling): 1343861W. Medibank Private Provider number (for hypnotherapy): 1442352B

Work Cover – counselling for soft tissue injuries. You must have a letter from your GP, also you need to have an initial assessment and treatment plan forwarded to your insurance company before you can begin treatment. The insurance company will then approve the counselling if they are happy with the treatment plan. We also treat soft tissue injury itself.

Australian Hypnotherapists Association (AHA) List

The following health funds are covered through the Australian Hypnotherapists Association (AHA). NOTE: If there is no provider number listed below, it means that the Health Fund will verify the practitioner’s inclusion on the AHA monthly list provided to the health fund.

CBHS Health Fund

Credicare Health Fund

CUA – you must have a doctor’s letter/referral advising that you are having hypnotherapy for stress management, weight loss or quit smoking

Grand United Health

Health Care Insurance Limited – Will only cover hypnotherapy for quit smoking and weight loss

Health.com.au – You can claim for hypnotherapy only for weight management and quit smoking. You can go via a “health maintenance claim form” that can be downloaded from the fund’s website and must be signed by your GP to cover up to $200 and then you can also go via your “Natural Health Therapy cover for up to a further $300. Your Natural Health Cover section covers all other issues apart from the stop smoking and weight management. A claim via your Natural Health Therapist Cover does not require a GP signature.

Health Partners

Medibank Private

Navy Health Fund

Queensland Country Health

rtHealth Fund  (formerly Railway and Transport Health Fund Ltd)

Reserve Bank Health Society

SGIC Health Insurance (SA and NT)

SGIO Health Insurance (WA)

Teachers Federation Health

You may also claim for hypnotherapy using my Australian Hypnotherapists Association (AHA) membership number which is: 2015686.

Every month, the AHA sends a list to the health funds, so if there is no specific provider number, then you simply tell your health fund that we are on the AHA list.

Nutrition

ARHG – Provider number NP09641U (ANPA is an approved provider of ARHG for Nutrition)

HBF receive automatic uploads direct from Australian Regional Health Group (ARHG) for Nutrition.

NIB

I am both a naturopath and a clinical hypnotherapist, psychotherapist and counsellor. All the work we do at the centre is done from a naturopathic perspective, so we may use hypnosis during a naturopathic counselling session to help you achieve your goals as well as considering any diet changes, supplements or herbs that may be right for you.