Private Health Insurance
Families who have private health cover may be entitled to a rebate for speech pathology services. Please check with your private health insurance provider to determine if you are covered for speech pathology services.
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
You may be eligible to access supports from NDIS. To find out more go to the NDIS website
Chronic Disease Management Plan
Your may be eligible for Medicare benefits to cover allied health services (including speech pathology) to help manage a chronic condition. Flourish Speech Pathology is able to provide speech pathology services under this initiative.
For further information about this please talk to your doctor and visit the following websites:
• Speech Pathology Australia Medicare Items for Complex and Chronic Conditions
• Department of Human Services: Chronic Disease Management Plan
• Department of Health: Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Medicare Items
Helping Children with Autism Medicare Rebates
Medicare Rebates exist for the early diagnosis and treatment of children with autism or any other pervasive developmental disorder (PDD). Speech pathology services are part of this rebate scheme. Please refer to the Department of Health & Ageing Helping Children with Autism Fact Sheet for further information. Download PDF or visit the Department of Health website
Better Start for Children with disabilities Medicare Rebates
Medicare rebates exist for the early diagnosis and treatment of children with an eligible disability. Speech pathology services are part of this rebate scheme. For further information please refer to the:
• Department of Social Services