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Email: adow8044@bigpond.net.au

Funding and Rebates

Your child maybe eligible for funding or a rebate to assist with costs.
  • Medicare Items for Complex and Chronic Conditions. Eligibility is determined by the child’s GP who will then prepare a Chronic Disease Management Plan.
  • Medicare Items for Indigenous Australians who have had a health check. Referral by the child’s GP or eligible Aboriginal Health Worker is required.
  • Medicare Items for children (0 to 13 years of age) with Autism and for Better Start for children with disability. A referral from the child’s consultant paediatrician or psychiatrist required.
*  Please note; The Medicare rebate will not cover the charged fee and a gap payment will be charged. The gap is the amount you pay over and above the Medicare rebate.
  • Private Health Insurance Funds. Rebates through the family’s private health insurance fund maybe available.  Please refer to your fund for coverage details.
*  HICAPS is available for immediate Medicare and private health insurance fund claiming following payment.
  • Additional information about funding and rebates is available at Speech Pathology Australia, the peak body for Australia speech pathologists.
http://www.speechpathologyaustralia.org.au/spaweb/Document_Management/Public/Seeing_a_Speech_Pathologists.aspx