Healthcare Rebates


All Compex devices have a T.E.N.S program, and as such they may be eligible for a rebate from your Health Fund.

Tens machines are currently supported for rebate by most major health funds. Note: some health funds may require a referral from a healthcare professional. Please contact your specific healthfund for eligibility requirements and relevant rebates.

 


What is T.E.N.S And How Can It Provide Pain Relief?

TENS is a method of pain relief for people with chronic pain or women in labour. A TENS machine delivers a small electrical current to the body through electrodes attached to the skin. It does not involve 

medicines or injections. TENS stands for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. Transcutaneous means across the skin. *During pregnancy please seek medical advice from your Heath Care Professional BEFORE undertaking any treatments

TENS is also called electrotherapy. A TENS machine passes electricity across the skin to stimulate your nerves and relieve your pain. A TENS machine runs on batteries. You put small electrodes on your skin, and the electrodes are connected to the TENS machine. The machine sends pulses of gentle electric current to the electrodes. The current stimulates the nerves near your pain. Some people find it gives some pain relief. It uses no medicines, no needles and no injections. But it isn't clear how it works. It's possible that it blocks pain signals by stimulating different nerves in your spinal cord.

TENS might also cause the release of endorphins - the body's natural pain relievers. Medical uses for TENS can give pain relief in labour. It is also used for chronic pain in people who have conditions such as cancer or arthritis. Physiotherapists sometime use it to treat muscle pain.



HEALTH FUNDS & POTENTIAL REBATES

HEALTH FUND COVER ITEM REBATE CONTACT
ACA Health Benefits Fund Ancillary up to 80% – up $400 1300 368 390
AHM Essential/Family/Top Hospital $60-$60-$80 every 3 years 13 42 46
AMA Health Fund Extras Total or Essential 75% Max to $1000 all appliances 1800 226 126
Australian Unity Health Limited Super Ext/Life Choice plus- Every 5 80% up to $400 13 29 39
Bupa Australia Pty Ltd Provider No will be provided on sale up to $150, Corporate $170 13 41 35
BHP LysaghtPeoplecare Gold extras 50% to $200.00 on 1st year 1800 808 700
Central West Health Cover WA Extras or Top Extras 80% UP TO $225 13 32 06
CBHS Health Fund Limited TOP EXTRAS $145.00 1300 654 123
CUA Health was Credicare Gold or Silver 80% to $600 and 60% to $400 1300 499 260
Cessnock District Health Fund Supplementry Table 75% to $400.00 (02) 4990 1385
Doctors’ Health Fund Aid and Appliance Total or Essential 75% 1800 226 126
Defence Health Limited Top Extras $250 1800 335 425
GU-Health Value Lifestyle-Value 70-Economy 60% 70% 80% up to $500 1800 249 966
Geelong GMHBA Gold/Silver/Spec Care Extras Plus $100

Platinum Extras 80% to $650

1300 136 652
GMF Health and Healthguard Kalgoorlie Necessities/Complete Nescessities 80% up to $225.00 1300 653 099
HBF Health Limited 55 Twin Pack/Wellness $50/$75 pp per year 13 34 23
Health Insurance Fund of Australia Limited Premium & Super Every 3 years 75% up to $300 per appliance 1300 134060
Health Care Insurance Limited Tasmania Premier or Essential cover Premier 90% to $500 Essential 90% to $200 1800 804 950
Health Partners Gold or National Extras 85% to $50 1300 113 113
Health.com.au High Cover 65% 75% 85% 65%/75%/85% of cost 1300 199 802
Latrobe Health Services Inc Premier Gold – Silver- Plus 90% to $250 80% – $250 70% – $200 1300 362 144
HCF Super Multi/Multi Cover/Extra Benefit 1 every 3 years $170 13 13 34
Manchester Unity NOW HCF check if unsure Top Extras Health Cover Plus Every 3 years up to $250 13 13 34
Medibank Private Limited Advange-Smart-Healthy-Premier PLUS Old Policy’s from Package Bonus 13 23 31
Mildura District Hospital Fund Ltd ANCILLARY – ANCILLARY PLUS NOT COVERED 03 5023 0269
National Health Benefits Australia Pty Ltd (onemedifund) Extras Plus 50% 60% 70% 80% up to $200 1800 148 626
NIB Health Funds Ltd. Gold/Quality Extras -Top Cover-Young at Heart ($195) (75%>$800) (65%>400) (75%>$1000) 13 14 63
Navy Health Ltd Premium Extras / Healthy Living Extras 85%>$700.00 85%>$400 all medical aids 1300 306 289
NRMA now BUPA – Extras Plus – Extras Super Plus Every 3 Years $200 13 32 34

Queensland Country Health Ltd 

If a Member is eligible for Queensland Country Health to contribute towards a Tens Machine all the following apply:  
* Letter from treating practitioner is required
* We will pay 85% up to $250 sub-limit for Tens Machine provided that overall Mech Aids limit has not been reached that membership year
* Claimable every 3 years for purchase of new machine
* If purchasing online, must be from ABN registered company

 

Private Hospital Cover 85% of the cost 1800 813 415
Phoenix Health Fund Maximum benefit for all apps Ancilary – Newcastle 80% of the cost limit $900.00 1800 028 817
Reserve Bank Health Society Ltd NOT COVERED NOT COVERED  
Police Health – SA – NT – QLD – WA – TAS-NSW Ancilary Extras 80% up to $150 1800 603 603
Peoplecare Health Insurance Gold extras 50% 60% 70% 80% up to $200 1800 808 690
St.Lukes Health Anc-Y2 or Y4 or PLATINUM PLUS Every 5 year 90%> $180 – 90%> $200 90>$220 1300 651 988
Transport Health Pty Ltd Ancillary – Extras 80% of $600 in a year 1300 886 123
TUH – Teachers Union Health AN Cover/Easy Choice/Ultimate Up to 85% of the cost 1300 360 701
Teachers Federation Health All States Ancillary 50% up to $160 1300 728 188
Westfund Limited Silver/Gold : Platinum $150 : $200 1300 552 132

*information was correct at time of print 26/02/2019 


Source: https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/tens