As a healthcare professional registered with WorkSafe Victoria, you are approved to provide effective treatment and advice to help injured workers manage their injury or illness and safely return to work.
Injured workers seeking treatment for a work-related injury or illness are able to choose their own healthcare professional; however only healthcare professionals registered with WorkSafe can receive payment for services.
A WorkSafe healthcare provider number will be allocated to you as a healthcare professional according to specific criteria (including qualifications) so you may be entitled to receive compensation for your service. There are two types of healthcare services that WorkSafe can pay for: Primary Contact Services and Referred Services.
Primary contact services are healthcare services that an injured worker can use without a referral from a medical practitioner, and include chiropractic, dental, medical, osteopathy, optometry, physiotherapy and podiatry.
Referred services are healthcare services that require a medical practitioner's referral, such as acupuncture, attendant care, dietetics, exercise physiology, hearing services, household help, loss and grief counselling, naturopathy, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, psychology, remedial exercise and massage, social work, and speech pathology.
Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.