What type of Rebates can you access for speech pathology services?
- Enhanced Primary Care Scheme: Referral from General Practitioner
- Helping Children with Autism
- Better Start
- Enhanced Primary Care Scheme
Speech Pathology Rebates
Enhanced Primary Care Scheme/Chronic Disease Management Program:Five Sessions per calendar year.
Medicare will rebate 52.75 of the total session fee.
For more information click here http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/health-medicare-allied-health-brochure.htm
Follow-up Allied Health Services for People of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Descent
Additional assistance for people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent who have had a health assessment to receive a Medicare benefit for follow-up allied health services. To access these items patients must be referred to an eligible allied health provider by their GP. Eligible patients can receive a maximum of five services -in addition to the five allied health services available each calendar year for patients who have a chronic medical condition and complex care needs. See: Follow-up Allied Health Services for People of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Descent
Rebates for speech pathology services may be available through your private health fund. You will need to determine the rebates with your health fund provider prior to commencing the service.
Other federally funded programs include Helping Children with Autism and Better Start initiatives
- Better Start
Better Start initiative
- Helping Children with Autism (HCWA)
HCWA initiative http://www.amaze.org.au/discover/how-we-can-help-you/hcwa/
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
Other Funding Sources
This is a supplementary payment for carers who provide additional daily care and attention for someone with a disability or medical condition, or who is frail aged. Some carers may use the payment for speech pathology services. See Carer Allowance – Department of Human Services
Speech pathologists are included on the list of treating health professionals who can complete the medical assessment for children.
National Australian Defence Force Academy Family Health program
Assistance is available to families for allied health services.