TAC (Transport Accident Commission)
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident you are eligible for Osteopathic treatment which may be funded by the TAC.
If you are injured in an accident, regardless of whose fault the accident was, you will need to lodge a claim with the TAC. It is important to note that you only have 12 months to lodge a claim following the date of your accident, or the date an injury from your accident first becomes evident. If the police did not attend the scene, you must report your transport accident to the police before you can lodge your claim.
Before acquiring a TAC claim number, you must meet a minimum threshold for medical expenses before you are eligible to claim for any medical expenses. The TAC is here to help you recover from your injuries and get your life back on track after an accident. The TAC pays for medical treatment, rehabilitation services, disability services, income assistance, travel and household support services. Health professionals play an integral role in supporting the recovery of a person injured in a transport accident.
If you are booking an appointment with the clinic, please advise us that you have a TAC claim and bring along any paperwork, reports or scans (X-rays/ CT's/ MRI's) that relate to your accident. The TAC will periodically review a patient's entitlement to Osteopathic services to ensure that the treatment and services remain reasonable for the transport accident injury and are payable under the Act.
To book an appointment to help you get back on track after your accident, please call the clinic on 5229 8021 (Geelong) or 9731 1111 (Werribee).
NB: TAC do not allow concurrent treatment i.e. they will not fund Osteopathic treatment if you are currently receiving Physiotherapy or Chiropractic services. You are only able to receive one form of manual treatment at one time.