Financial And Funding Options
Speak About is a Medicare provider for the ‘Chronic Disease Management’ program, formally known as the Enhanced Primary Care Scheme. This means that for assessment and treatment, part of the fee can be covered by Medicare. This is not means tested, but based on the fact that a client requires chronic and/or complex care for a condition, that may be present for 6 months or more. In order to access this program, a Chronic Disease Management plan needs to be developed in consultation with your child’s GP. Speak About is able to process Medicare rebates on the spot. For further information, click here.
Private Health Funds
Speak About is able to process private health insurance rebates on the spot. Please check with your health fund to find out if you are covered for speech pathology and how much you are entitled to receive. Item numbers for your convenience:
- Speech pathology initial assessment: 320
- Standard therapy session (30 minutes): 340
- Extended therapy session (60 minutes): 350
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
The NDIS is an Australian government initiative providing support to children, carers and families with a disability. Speak About is a registered provider under the NDIS. We accept children who are managed under NDIS or self-managed. For further information about NDIS or to find out if you are eligible, click here What is the NDIS?