Chronic Disease Management Plan (CDMP)

Melbourne Speech Pathology - Funding with Better Start Medicare

Medicare provides a rebate of $52.95 for up to 5 speech pathology sessions per calendar year for individuals with ongoing conditions that require treatment from several health professionals. You will require a referral from your GP, who will assess whether your child meets the criteria for a CDMP.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Melbourne Speech Pathology - NDIS Funding

Inner West Speech Pathology is currently only accepting NDIS clients who have self-managed budgets. If your child has a self-managed plan, we are able to provide speech therapy services and assistance with your child’s communication and equipment needs. If your child is getting ready for the NDIS we can help you with your planning needs and planning applications reports.

Better Start for Children with a Disability Initiative (Better Start) – Ages 0-6yrs

Melbourne Speech Pathology - Funding with Better Start

We are registered providers for Better Start, which provides up to $12,000 funding for children with disabilities. This funding can be used to pay for ongoing speech therapy for your child. For more information about Better Start, click here.

Better Start Medicare – 0-13yrs

Children with an eligible disability can be referred by a GP for up to 4 diagnostic assessment services, including speech pathology assessments. Children can also be eligible for a rebate on 20 therapy sessions from an allied health professional, including a speech pathologist.

Helping Children with Autism Initiative (HCWA) – Ages 0-6yrs

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We are registered providers for the
Helping Children with Autism Initiative (HCWA)
, which provides up to $12,000 in funding to children with a diagnosis of autism. This funding can be used to pay for speech therapy services for your child. For more information about HCWA, click here.

Helping Children with Autism Medicare – 0-13yrs

Melbourne Speech Pathology - Funding with Better Start Medicare

If your child is undergoing assessment for Autism, they can be referred by a paediatrician for a rebate on their speech pathology diagnostic assessment sessions.  Your child could also be eligible for a rebate on up to 20 speech therapy treatment sessions.

Private Health Insurance

Melbourne Speech Pathology - Funding with Private Health Card

Assessment and therapy sessions can be claimed under private health extras cover.  The rebate amount is dependent on the individual’s level of cover. We have HICAPS which enables us to process private health fund claims automatically on the day of your appointment.