Funding Available for Speech Pathology Services

General funding

Medicare Funding

Eligible Clients Referral pathway No of Services Per Client Rebate amount
Clients who have a chronic medical condition and complex care needs Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) plan referral form must be completed by a GP 5 per calendar year for Allied Health Services, including speech pathology $52.95 per session
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) people who have had a health assessment A referral form for follow-up allied health services for clients of ATSI descent must be completed by a GP who has conducted a health check consistent with the ATSI Medicare health checks 5 per calendar year in addition to 5 per calendar year under the EPC $52.95 per session

NDIS Funding

Children in the early intervention age range with language and/or speech disorders may be eligible for NDIS funding. Small TALK speech therapy are registered NDIS Service Providers and can cater to NDIS funded clients under  a variety of plans including transdisciplinary packages and self managed packages. Further information about NDIS funding is available from www.ndis.gov.au 

Funding for Autism

Medicare Funding

Eligible Clients

Clients with Autism or any other pervasive developmental disorder aged under 13 for diagnosis aged under 15 for treatment (must have been diagnosed before age 13)

Referral Pathway

A referral letter from a Consultant Psychiatrist or A referral letter from a Paediatrician.

Number of services

Up to 4 allied health assessments in total per child.

Up to 20 allied health treatment services in total per child including Speech Pathology

Rebate amount

$73.40 per session

 

NDIS Funding

Small TALK speech therapy are registered NDIS Service Providers and can cater to NDIS funded clients under  a variety of plans including transdisciplinary packages and self managed packages. Further information about NDIS funding is available from www.ndis.gov.au 

Funding for Disability

Medicare Funding

Eligible Clients

Referral pathway

No of Services Per Client

Rebate amount

Clients diagnosed with Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, Fragile X syndrome, or a moderate or greater vision or hearing impairment, including deaf/blindness aged under 13 for diagnosis aged under 15 for treatment (must have been diagnosed before age 13)

A referral letter from a consultant Psychiatrist or a Paediatrician.

Up to 4 allied health assessments in total per child.

Up to 20 allied health treatment services in total per child including Speech Pathology

$73.40 per session

 

NDIS Funding

Small TALK speech therapy are registered NDIS Service Providers and can cater to NDIS funded clients under  a variety of plans including transdisciplinary packages and self managed packages. Further information about NDIS funding is available from www.ndis.gov.au 

If you are unsure about your child’s eligibility for funding please contact our reception team who can discuss the available options with you in more detail.

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