Funding and Financial Support

What support is available for families to help with accessing Speech Pathology services?

Trying to understand funding and financial support options can be very confusing, but is crucial. Families may understand the importance of Speech Pathology support for their children, but struggle to meet the financial obligations that come with accessing private services. Fortunately, there are a number of different systems and supports that families may be able to tap into in order to access therapy for their children.

Words In Motion Speech Pathology is registered for the following services:

Medicare Rebates

Financial support is available through several different programs under Medicare. Words In Motion Speech Pathology therapists all have Medicare Provider numbers. A child and their family are eligible for rebates for a number of different services including assessment and intervention, once they have obtained a plan from their GP under one of the following programs:

The Enhanced Primary Care Program entitles children to rebates for up to five sessions of speech therapy per calendar year if they are deemed eligible by their GP. This program also includes rebates for other Allied Health Services, however it is important to note that there are five sessions in total for the year.

The Helping Children With Autism package involves a number of different items and associated rebates for children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families under Medicare.

FaHCSIA funding

For eligible children with a diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder under the age of seven, individual funding packages are available through FaHCSIA. Words In Motion Speech Pathology is an approved member of the panel of providers under this scheme.

Private Health Rebates

Those families with Private Health cover may be able to claim rebates from their Private Health fund, depending on the particular fund and package the family have chosen.

The Words In Motion Speech Pathology therapists have an in depth understanding of the funding options and financial support that is available. Please feel free to contact us with any enquiries.

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