A referral is not needed to access speech pathology services. The following pathways are available for families.

Private Clients:

Families can access therapy services without external funding or a doctor’s referral. They are responsible for paying for the service personally at the time of the session.

Medicare Rebates:

Some children may be eligible for a Medicare Rebate through the Chronic Disease Management program and/or HCWA or Better Start Initiative. Access to these programs is through your child’s GP or Paediatrician. Please discuss with your GP whether your child is eligible for a Medicare rebate.
Please let us know at the time of your enquiry if you wish to use a medicare referral.

Private Health Fund Rebates:

Some private health insurance “extras” packages will provide a refund for speech pathology services. It is recommended that to contact your health fund directly to find out if you are able to access a rebate for speech pathology services and the rebate amount (this will vary between health funds and plan levels).
Please let us know which health fund you are with so that we can provide you with the appropriate receipt.

PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE NOT A BULK-BILLING SERVICE. There is a gap payable for both Medicare rebates and Health Fund rebates for speech pathology services.

National Disability Insurance Scheme

We are able to provide speech pathology services for eligible clients with a current NDIS plan who are privately managed or plan-managed. Unfortunately, we are not able to see clients who are NDIA (agency) managed.

Please inform us at the time of your enquiry whether you wish to use access speech pathology services through your child’s NDIS plan.