How do I make an appointment and do I require a GP referral to see a practitioner at sportsmed?

To make an appointment with any of our services at any location, contact our switchboard on 08 8130 1222. A GP referral is only required to arrange an appointment with our orthopaedic surgeons.

What type of patients can visit sportsmed?

We provide specialist healthcare to people and families of all ages. Our team can assist with damaged or diseased bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves, while offering services to assist with short-term acute illnesses, chronic long-term conditions, mental health, fitness, diet and nutrition, and more.

Does sportsmed treat patients without private health insurance?

All patients including uninsured, private health members, workers’ compensation, DVA, third party and public liability are welcome at sportsmed.

What can I claim back on services at sportsmed?

All private health funds are accepted at sportsmed. We are also a Bupa Members First Healthcare Provider, ensuring patients with Bupa private health receive exclusive benefits including more money back on claims. Physiotherapy services at our Blackwood and Morphett Vale locations are also a part of the Health Partners network.  Health Partners members will pay just $15 a visit* for physiotherapy consultations, while they will have access to a higher limit to be covered for more treatment. Health funds can cover a percentage of the cost for consultations or hospital admissions at sportsmed. We recommend you check your level of cover to know exactly what you are entitled for each visit and the gap you may be expected to pay.

You can also claim a rebate under a Chronic Disease Management Program (formerly Enhanced Primary Care or EPC) which must be obtained via a GP referral. There are criteria to meet to qualify for the program and it is only available to patients with chronic or terminal medical conditions (present for six months or longer).

Where is sportsmed located?

We have the following locations:

Stepney Healthcare Hub
Morphett Vale
Mt Gambier
Victor Harbor

Our orthopaedic surgeons also provide consultation services at:

Broken Hill Base Hospital
Goolwa Medical Centre
Mildura – Lime Medical Clinic
Mt Barker – Summit Health
Salisbury Plain – Northcare Physio
St Agnes Specialist Centre

Our podiatry team also visit Normanville on a weekly basis.

*Initial and subsequent consults on Gold and National Extras cover with a Health Partners Participating General Physio. A higher gap payment may apply if you choose to see a Qualified Master’s Physio, up to annual limits. Waiting periods may apply.