Funding Options

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.

Government Funding

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

Helping Children with Autism Package (FAHCSIA)
The Helping Children with Autism Package is a federal government initiative to assist families with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to access early intervention services. Flourish Speech Pathology is an approved service provider for this initiative.

For further information about this package please refer to the Department of Social Services website

Better Start Funding Package (FAHCSIA)
The Better Start Funding Package is a Federal Government initiative to assist families with children diagnosed with specific disabilities to access early intervention services. Flourish Speech Pathology is an approved service provider for this initiative.

For further information about this package please refer to the Department of Social Services website

Community Aids, Equipment and Assistive Technologies Initiative (CAEATI)

CAEATI is a Queensland Government initiative that provides financial help with the cost of aids, equipment and assistive technologies that can help you perform tasks you may otherwise be unable to, support you to be more independent, and contribute to a better quality of life. Communication support (up to a maximum of $4,500 per person) is available to eligible people to assist them to connect and exchange information with their communities of choice. Flourish is an approved service provider for this initiative.

Further information about eligibility criteria and CAEATI can be found on the CAEATI website

 

Flourish News…..

Flourish is now a registered NDIS provider. Did you know NDIS rolls out in Bundaberg in October 2017?
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Flourish is an approved Bundaberg service provider for the Department of Social Services funding initiatives of:

  • Helping Children with Autism (HCWA)
  • Better Start for Children with Disabilities
    Learn more by visiting Funding Options
  • Flourish is also a Bundaberg CAEATI service provider as well as being registered as Medicare Provider. Learn more by visiting Funding Options

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