A Range of Options

Funding Available for Speech Pathology Services

There are a range of funding options available for speech pathology services.
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National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The National Disability Insurance scheme provides funding of support services for people under the age of 65 with permanent and significant disabilities.

Children from 0-6 years who have a developmental delay or disability can access support through the Early Childhood Early Intervention service.

People who are aged 7 to 65, who live in Australia and have permanent residency and who need support due a permanent and significant disability can apply to the NDIS to determine their eligibility for support funding.

For more information please visit: http://www.ndis.gov.au/

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Medicare

Funding option information

Eligible Clients

Referral Process

No. Services Per Client

Rebate

 Clients who have a chronic medical condition and complex care needs  Chronic Disease Management (CDM) plan referral form – must be completed by a GP  5 per calendar year for Allied Health Services, including Speech Pathology $53.80 per session
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) people who have had a health assessment  A referral form for follow-up allied health services for clients of ATSI descent must be completed by a GP who has conducted a health check consistent with the ATSI Medicare health checks  5 per calendar year in addition to 5 per calendar year under the CDM $53.80 per session
Clients with Autism or any other pervasive developmental disorder aged under 13 for diagnosis aged under 15 for treatment (must have been diagnosed before age 13)  A referral letter from a Consultant Psychiatrist or A referral letter from a Paediatrician  Up to 4 allied health assessments in total per child. Up to 20 allied health treatment services in total per child including Speech Pathology $75.95 per session
Clients diagnosed with Down syndrome, Cerebral palsy, Fragile X syndrome, or a moderate or greater vision or hearing impairment, including deaf/blindness aged under 13 for diagnosis aged under 15 for treatment (must have been diagnosed before age 13) A referral from a specialist, consultant physician or general practitioner to an eligible allied health professional  Up to 4 allied health assessments in total per child. Up to 20 allied health treatment services in total per child including Speech Pathology $75.95 per session

Health Funds

If you have private health insurance, please check with your health fund to see if you can make claims with them for speech therapy under your plan.

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