Funding

Financial help when you need it the most.

Government Funding

Australian Government Initiatives Some families are eligible to claim speech pathology services through a variety of government initiatives. Access to these initiatives is through your GP or Paediatrician, which we can assist to facilitate.

Medicare

Chronic Disease Management plan

Maximum of five rebates for an allied health service, per patient in one calendar year (excluding assessments). Patients need to be referred by their GP. Where a GP is referring a patient for more than one allied health service, a separate referral form needs to be completed for each allied health professional.

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Helping Children with Autism (HCWA) and Better Start for Children with Disability

These initiatives are prepared by a consultant paediatrician or psychiatrist, and can refer children (7+ years old) to an eligible provider, such as a speech pathologist. Children entitled to this rebate receive up to four assessments and twenty therapy sessions, to be used prior to a child’s 15th birthday. HCWA
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Department of Social Services

HCWA and Better Start Funding Initiatives The Australian Government provides early intervention funding for children with ASD or other eligible conditions to children under the age of 6, to be used until their 7th birthday. Under these programs, children can access early intervention funding of up to $12,000. Up to 35 percent of the funding can be used to purchase recommended resources to assist your child’s development.

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National Disability Insurance Agency

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a healthcare program initiated by the Australian Government for Australians with a disability. The managing government body, National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), provides opportunities for a diverse range of grant activities. More information can be obtained from the NDIS website.

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Please contact us if you would like any further information to assist facilitating these rebates.

Private Health Funds
Families with Private Health Insurance can also claim a rebate if they have Speech Pathology as part of their listed ‘extras’ coverage. Please check with your Private Health fund to see if your family are eligible to claim.

Please feel free to contact us to discuss any rebate options available to your family.