Private Health Insurance

Speech therapy services are able to be claimed back through private health insurance. The amount covered will depend on the health fund and level of coverage. Often a portion will be covered by the health fund and parents and clients simply have to pay the remaining gap. It is advised to contact your health insurance provider to find out how much your insurer will cover. As we have a HICAPS terminal on site we are able to process health insurance claims immediately.

Chronic Disease Management Plan - Medicare

This plan is provided by General Practitioners when a adult or child is deemed to have a chronic condition that is requiring ongoing care, and when 2 or more health professional are involved. It entitles parents and clients to a Medicare rebate of $52.95 for 5 sessions per calendar year. You must make an appointment with your GP for them to assess your eligibility and provide you with a written referral.

Helping Children with Autism Early Intervention Funding – FAHCSIA

This program was established to help kids with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. It enables children and their families to have access to early intervention services such as speech pathology and occupational therapy. Children under the age of 7 with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder are able to have access to up to $6000 per financial year, with the limit of the funding being $12,000 in total. The Speech Lab is registered as an early intervention provider under FAHCSIA.

Better Start for Children with a Disability Initiative – FAHCSIA

This initiative was set up to help family’s access early intervention services for children with specific diagnoses such as Down Syndrome, Hearing Loss, Cerebral Palsy, Fragile X and many other eligible syndromes. Families are able to access $6000 in funding per calendar year, with the total amount of available funding being $12,000. The Speech Lab is registered as an early intervention provider under FAHCSIA.

Helping Children with Autism – Medicare

Parents are able to receive Medicare rebates for assessment and intervention services when their child is under the age of 13. The referral must be provided by a Paediatrician and can cover 4 assessment sessions and up to 20 therapy sessions. This program was set up to help practitioners collaborate and provide with most accurate and comprehensive diagnosis possible.