Your child may be eligible to access funding if you meet the criteria for any of the below programmes;

Private Health Cover

Speech Pathology Assessment and Therapy sessions can be claimed through Private Health Cover under extras (ancillary) cover. The rebate amount per session and the number of sessions covered is dependent on the individual’s level of cover.

Before commencing therapy, please check the level of funding that you are entitled to for Speech Pathology.

Chronic Disease Management (also known as Enhanced Care Program)

Medicare provides a rebate for up to 5 Allied Health sessions per calendar year for individuals with chronic conditions and complex needs that require a multi-disciplinary approach. Eligible conditions may include Autism, Down syndrome, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Cleft Lip and Palate, chronic middle ear infections, Intellectual Disability and severe speech or language impairments.

Clients must obtain a written referral from their GP before the Speech Pathology appointment.  (Receipts cannot be back-dated).   Referrals are valid for 12 months. Unused appointments from the same referral can be used in the following calendar year.

The rebate per appointment is approximately $50. You cannot claim both a Medicare rebate and a private health care rebate on the same day).