All fees are charged according to the current NDIS pricing arrangements. Services for individuals eligible for Department of Veteran’s Affairs support are charged according to the current fee schedule.
Sessions time slots are service and goal dependent.
Private health cover
Speech pathology assessment and therapy sessions can be claimed through private health cover under extras cover. The rebate amount per session and the number of sessions covered depend on the individual’s level of coverage. The rebate for assessments is usually higher than that for therapy sessions. A typical refund is usually between $30-$80 per therapy session and 10-16 sessions per calendar year.
Before commencing therapy, please check with your health fund to ensure that speech pathology is included in your cover and the amount you can claim for each assessment and therapy session.
Chronic disease management
Medicare provides a rebate for up to five speech pathology sessions per calendar year for individuals with chronic conditions and complex needs that require a multi-disciplinary approach (treatment from several health professionals). Eligible conditions are those that are likely to be present for six months or longer such as autism, dyspraxia, learning disorders, Down syndrome, ADHD, cerebral palsy, cleft lip and palate, chronic middle ear infections, intellectual disability and severe speech or language impairments. For adults, these may also include stroke, traumatic brain injury, progressive neurological diseases (motor neurone disease, Parkinson’s disease), stuttering, vocal cord pathologies and dementia.
The rebate is $52.95 (indexed on 1 November) per session. Please note that clients cannot claim Medicare and private health care rebates for the same service.
Clients must obtain a CDM referral from their GP who will lodge and complete a GP Management Plan and Team Care Arrangements Plan. Referrals are valid for 12 months and must be in place before the commencement of therapy to claim. Unused services from the same referral can be used in the following calendar year.
Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA)
Clients (and their dependents) with gold Department of Veterans Affairs cards are eligible for rebates on speech pathology services.
Clients (and their dependents) with white Department of Veterans Affairs cards are eligible for rebates on speech pathology services in some circumstances.
The rebate for mobile speech pathology assessment and therapy services is at total cost per session.
We can provide therapeutic supports under the NDIS for clients who are plan or self-managed.
Please see our service agreements page for further details.