Rebates and Government Initiatives
The Speech & OT Centre can deliver assessment and intervention (therapy) services through a number of rebates and Government initiatives, including:
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS): The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing support for Australians with disability, their families and carers. The NDIS helps people with a disability to: access mainstream services and supports, access community services and supports, maintain informal support arrangements, and receive reasonable and necessary funded supports. For more information, visit this website: www.ndis.gov.au
Helping Children with Autism- FaHCSIA funding: Children who are diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder are entitled to access funding of up to $12,000 (maximum of $6,000 per financial year), up until the child turns 7 years of age. Services may be delivered under one, or a combination of the following intervention models that we are qualified to use: Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), or Hanen More Than Words. For more information, visit this website: fahcsia.gov.au
Private Health Insurance: We are registered with all major health funds, and our fees can be claimed back through your Private Health Fund. We recommend you check your level of cover with your Health Fund to discuss your individual situation.
Chronic Medical Condition and complex care needs (formerly known as EPC): Children with a complex or chronic medical condition which requires ongoing care may be entitled to 5 partially funded sessions through Medicare each calendar year. Patients must have a Management Plan prepared by their GP. For more information, visit this website: health.gov.au
Helping Children with Autism Medicare Rebates: Children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), prior to their 13th birthday, may be entitled to up to 4 sessions for Allied Health assessments and 20 sessions for Allied Health intervention. For more information, visit this website: health.gov.au
Better Start for Children with Disability Initiative: Children diagnosed with an eligible disability, prior to their 13th birthday, may be entitled to up to 4 sessions for Allied Health assessments and 20 sessions for Allied Health intervention. For more information, visit this website: www.health.gov.au