Which Natural Therapies are being removed?

Following a review of Natural Therapies by the Department of Health, they found there is no clear evidence of clinical effectiveness across several Natural Therapy services.

As a result, from 1 April 2019, health funds in Australia will no longer be able to cover 16 services, some of which were previously included within our Natural Therapies/Healthier Lifestyle Extras benefit.

The following Natural Therapies were removed from our coverage on 1 April 2019: Western Herbalism, Naturopathy, Shiatsu, Bowen Therapy, Iridology, Homeopathy, Yoga and Pilates.