How to become an ancillary provider

To be recognised as an Ancillary Provider with Australian Unity for the payment of benefits we ask that you and your business satisfy a list of industry and government requirements.

Natural Therapy providers

Australian Unity recognises the following Natural Therapy services:

Acupuncture   Hypnotherapy   Remedial Massage 
Alexander Technique
 Kinesiology
 Shiatsu
Aromatherapy
 Myotherapy
 Remedies
Bowen Therapy
 Naturopathy
 Swedish Massage
Chinese Herbal Medicine
 Nutrition
 Western Herbal Medicine
Homoeopathy
 Reflexology
 

Note: The recognition of these services is subject to the level of Extras cover offered by Australian Unity and held by the member. The services listed are valid as at January 2014 and subject to change.

Natural Therapy providers must meet the following recognition requirements 

You can find our recognised associations and their contact details here   
Once you meet our recognition requirements and those of your association they will send us your details, which we will then add to our recognised provider list. 

Please note: Eligible claims are those conducted on the basis of a face-to-face consultation. We do not recognise consultations conducted on the phone or internet.


Other handy links

HICAPS

Government PHI Accreditation Rules

Allied Health providers

Australian Unity recognises the following Allied Health Provider services:

Audiology   Chiropractic   Dental 
Dietetics
 Exercise Physiology
 Eye Therapy
Osteopathy
 Occupational Therapy
 Optometry
Physiotherapy
 Podiatry
 Psychology
Speech Therapy
 Other Providers (see below)
 
Note: The recognition of these services is subject to the level of Extras cover offered by Australian Unity and held by the member.  The services listed are valid as at January 2014 and subject to change.

Allied Health providers must meet the following recognition requirements. 

You can find your relevant registration board and association here.  

Once you meet our recognition requirements and those of your board or association you will need to register for a Medicare provider number. Medicare will then send us your details, which we will then add to our provider list. 

Please note: Eligible claims are those conducted on the basis of a face-to-face consultation. We do not recognise consultations conducted on the phone or internet.

 

Other Providers

Optical Dispensers

Australian Unity will recognise Optical Dispensers that meet with our recognised provider terms where the following are present:

  • An ABN
  • A dispensing outlet located and contactable within Australia
  • A current Australian Optical Dispensing Certificate
  • Current certificates of currency confirming a minimum of $2 million professional indemnity insurance
  • Current certificates of currency confirming a minimum of $10 million public liability insurance & product liability insurance

Once you meet these requirements you can fill in a provider registration form which can be found here

Orthotic Suppliers

Australian Unity will recognise Orthotic Suppliers that meet with our recognised provider terms where the following are present:

  • A relevant professional qualification  
  • An approved orthotic supply course

All courses are assessed on a case by case basis. For further information please contact our Provider Services team on 1800 035 360.

Contact us

For more information or to update your details such as your practice location call us on 1800 035 360