Physiotherapy prices around the world

 

Physiotherapy prices around the world

Short survey: 

  • “What does the standard physiotherapy session cost in private practice in your country? Is it a fixed price or set by the union or insurance companies?”

The below list needs to be considered with caution as it is based on feedback from a limited network and that official prices. Also healthcare systems, length of treatment, cost of living and taxes are different in each country and needs to be taken into account.

PDF: Physiotherapy prices around the world Nov2022

Country Description  Price $
Argentina🇦🇷  Price varies according to the service. If it is public or private. Within the Argentinian health services it is 2/3$. I charge 20$ for my private clients. Public 2/3$, Private 20$ 
Australia 🇦🇺 In Melbourne Australia, the consultation fee in private practice ranges from AUD 90 to 250 depending on the level of consulting physiotherapist. The amount paid by insurance changes from company to company and level of cover. The government pays a certain amount for claims for pension, war veterans, senior citizens, chronic diseases and transport related accidents and the individual would pay for the remaining amount each consult. Private 60-168$ 
Bahrain 🇧🇭 One session will cost around 50-80 USD Private 50-80$ 
Belgium 🇧🇪 Belgium is almost exclusively private practice and normally fee regulated by the government (€23-27 for 30 min consultation). When the convention isn’t followed prices are usually higher (but not limited by) ranging €25-35. However reimbursement is lower for patients that go to these physio’s. In governmental fee 23$, outside 25-35$
Canada 🇨🇦 Standard is 50 CA$ it’s an agreement between the Quebec  physiotherapy order and insurances. Governmental fee 38$
Colombia 🇨🇴  The price varies according to the service. If it is public or private. In public or with Colombian health services you pay 3 USD. “My” private clients pay 30€. Public 2/3$, Private 31$ 
Croatia 🇭🇷 Averages about 27$. If its government hospital is covered by insurance, if private then it depends on the insurance. Governmental fee 27$
Denmark 🇩🇰  Union based. 30 min session 41€ (patient gets refunded 16€, patient pays 25€, 1st assessment/session 65€ (patient gets refunded 25€, patient pays 40€) Governmental fee 42$, outside Governmental fee 25$
England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿  Approx £60-70 for half hour or 45 mins. Not sure about fixed prices, i think every clinic makes their own charge. 71-81$
Greece 🇬🇷 In Greece, there is a fixed price per session set by the social security institute, which is a governmental entity. Physios have the right to sign a contract with this entity and they have to follow its pricing policy. Patient has to pay 15% of the session. Each session is priced at 15 euros. Governmental fee 15$
Iceland 🇮🇸 It is around 49$. If you have a masters degree you get 10% on top of that.

This is the official price which is set (or negotiated with) the government because they pay the majority of it. Some physio’s add on to that depending on the clinic or physio.

Around 49$
Holland 🇳🇱  The insurance institutions are more powerful. On average it will be 32-35 euros per session. For manual therapy a bit more till 42 or so. The insurance isn’t paying back based on the pathologies but someone can increase their insurance for an amount of free physio sessions each year. 33-36$
India 🇮🇳 In Delhi – branded clinics charge from 18$ to 61$ per treatment session. For charitable clinics: 1$. However average 24$, smaller clinics 12$ per session. Don’t know about insurance reimbursement. Average 12-24$
Iraq 🇮🇶 depends on how equipped the clinic is. Goes from 16$ rial to 100$. No insurance. 16-100$
Ireland 🇮🇪 1. Standard physio session 30 minutes €60/€65. The price is set by the individual clinics. Insurance companies have different policies. So some might cover €40 of the treatment, some the whole treatment for maybe 8 sessions a year.

2. West of Ireland 50-60€ In East cities it can be from 70 -125€. Dublin usually around 80-100€ If you get a receipt of physio you can usually be reimbursed by insurance depending on your plan. 50 % or 100% . Or just 6 physio sessions. Hospital government paid 35,000€ for juniors and 45 -55€ for seniors.

62-67$
Italy 🇮🇹 Insurance policies have conventions with private practice centers for traumatic and post-surgery rehabilitation. Often it’s not a fixed rules refund with an average price of 18€. The patient pays the surplus set directly by a professional. If the patient is Post-surgical, National health care provides one month of rehab for free. For those who do not have insurance there are two options: national health service (must be paid a fixed ticket by 65€ for 10 treatment) or go with private practice and pays from 20€ (30min) to 80/100€ (up to 1:30h) Governmental fee 18$
Finland 🇫🇮 No fixed price. Depends on appointment length, usually 30, 45, 60 min. The range can be between 60-100€ for 45 min. appointment with some variability between regions (more expensive in Helsinki than in smaller cities), education background etc. There’s only small coverage from the government (I think between 5-10€), if the treatment is done under a physiotherapy referral (provided by a medical doctor). Some patients come without referral and they pay the full price themselves. 62-103$
France 🇫🇷 Government fixed prices depending on the pathology, the rate varies between 15 and 45€ per session. But for musculoskeletal, the average is around 20€/session. Except the first session (assessment) which costs about 40€.

In some cities where the cost of living is higher physiotherapists can charge excess fees.

Governmental fee 15-46$
Lebanon 🇱🇧 the minimum charge for a physio session is 20$ If Manual therapy or dry needling or ESWT or isokinetic included it’s 30$ to 40$ 20-40$
Malta 🇲🇹 No set fixed price. Range is 35-80€ per session. Session ranges from 30-45mins. The more specialized guys charge more generally but that’s not the average. 36-86$
New Zealand 🇳🇿  Currently Accident compensation corporation (ACC), a nationwide insurance company pays $69.16 per hour of a regulation appointment and then we charge a $45 surcharge for one our initial and $25 for a follow up. Governmental fee 69.16$
Norway 🇳🇴 Union based. 30 min session 33€ (patient gets refunded 15€, pays 18€), Governmental fee 34$
Pakistan 🇵🇰 in a primary care clinic, it’s around 2-3 USD. In a secondary or tertiary setup, it’s around 5-10 USD per session. In some cases, it may be 15 USD per visit. For IPD, it’s 5-10 USD. 2-15$
Qatar 🇶🇦 No union. Locals covered by the government. 136€ Expats self-paid or insurance based. 140$
Romania 🇷🇴 private you ask for 26€-100€

In private facilities the average cost of a physiotherapy session is approx 26€ and the length is 50 min. But if you want electrotherapy, massage, or tapping it’s an additional cost. The price is not fixed by the union, it varies from place to place, from how renowned the clinic is, to how big the city is. And it’s made taking into consideration all the competitors from the area.  Most of the Romanians don’t have private insurance, so they either go for a public health system that provides 10 working days rehab treatment where you can benefit from 5 procedures/day, or you go for the private and pay from your own pocket. But most of the big rehab clinics are working also with the government and providing for the patients the above mentioned things.

Average 26$ (26-103$)
Slovenia 🇸🇮 Nothing is fixed from the EU. 50-70 EUR  for MSK, 70-100 EUR for neurophysio, 70-120 EUR Pediatrics. 51-72$
South Africa 🇿🇦 27$-41$. Insurance pays a portion. You can charge what you want but insurance have a cap on a certain amount 27$-41$.
Tunisia 🇹🇳 10$. It is set by The ministry of Health Governmental fee 10$
USA 🇺🇸 $150 for cash pay. Not set by unions. Can range from 75-200$. Depends on insurance company contracts and outpatient vs inpatient vs home visit 75-200$
Yemen 🇾🇪 The fees for one session in private clinics and centers range from 4 to 8 US dollars, depending on the level of the physiotherapy center. The amount paid by insurance varies from company to company and the level of coverage.  The fees in the government sector is from 2 to 4 US dollars. Governmental fee 2-4$, outside 4-8$

 

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