Fees & Rebates

Standard Fees Schedule

(Effective 1/7/2017– 30/6/2018)

Contact our clinic for more information and our complete fees schedule

 

Initial Assessment (1.5 hours)

$298 – Toddlers and Preschool Children
$428 – School Aged Children

Subsequent Assessment (45 minutes)

$175

   

Therapy Sessions (45 minutes)

$110 West Burleigh Clinic

 

Pay in advance

Parents who pay for 5 – 10 sessions in advance are eligible for a 5% discount* 

 

Higher fees

Apply to all NDIS Services, off-site services, complex diagnostic assessments (any age) and services covered under the FaHCSIA Helping Children with Autism and Better Start for Children with Disabilities Initiatives.

Cancellations

Our clinic has a strict cancellation policy. Families will be charged a fee if they fail to give reasonable notice that they are unable to attend a scheduled appointment. Families with successive cancellation notices may have their scheduled appointment reallocated to another client on our wait list.
Download our Initial Assessment Cancellation Policy.
Download our Therapy Sessions Cancellation Policy

NDIS

Therapy Matters is a Registered Provider under the NDIS. We can provide a range of supports and assistive technology for families that are Agency Managed, Plan Managed or Self-Managed. We our proud to provide our NDIS services together with an alliance of local, trusted therapists through Therapy Connect Alliance. Our About Us and NDIS Supports brochures explains our services. All NDIS services can expect to be charged at the current NDIS Price Guide with the exception of some Self-Managed families who maybe eligible for our Plain and Simple Clinic fees (listed above). While our therapy services are rarely plain and simple, sometimes the way in which we process your Self-Managed payments under the NDIS can be (e.g. attend the clinic, pay on the day, no third party invoicing, no assistive technology and no off-site travel) and we like reflect the simplicity of these payments by offering eligible Self-Managed NDIS families our Plain and Simple Clinic fees.  Read More About the NDIS>>
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Rebates

Private Health and Medicare rebates typically cover only part of the full cost of a session.

Private Health Fund Rebates

  • Families may be paid a rebate from their health fund if they have extras cover including speech pathology services.
  • Electronic health claiming is available for most private health funds at our West Burleigh Clinic so parents need only pay the gap. Find out if your fund participates.

Medicare Rebates – Chronic Disease Management (CDM)

  • Children with chronic conditions and needing team care may be deemed eligible for this program by their local Doctor. A specific referral is required.
  • A rebate for only 5 sessions per calendar year is available.
  • Parents need to present the referral letter at the time of the appointment for all Medicare Rebates.
  • Electronic health claiming is now available for Medicare rebates at our West Burleigh Clinic so parents need only pay the gap if they present their Medicare card.
  • Therapy Matters does not Bulk Bill for Medicare referrals. A gap payment would be payable. 

Medicare Rebates – Follow up Speech Pathology Services for People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Descent

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children may be deemed eligible for this program by their local Doctor
  • A rebate for a further 5 sessions per calendar year is available
  • Therapy Matters does not Bulk Bill Medicare referrals. A gap payment would be payable. 

Medicare Rebates – Children with a Disability

  • Children with Autistic Disorder, Asperger’s Disorder or another pervasive developmental disorder (e.g. PDD-NOS) as well as children with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Fragile X, visual impairment or hearing impairment may be deemed eligible for this program by their local treating paediatrician or psychiatrist.
  • A rebate for up to 4 assessment sessions and 20 treatment sessions is available (lifetime limit) although a new referral must be presented for each course of 10 treatment sessions.
  • Parents need to present the paediatrician’s referral letter at the time of the first appointment and at the beginning of each course of treatment.
  • Therapy Matters does not Bulk Bill for Medicare referrals. A gap payment would be payable. 

Federal Government Funding (FaHCSIA) – Helping Children with Autism Initiative

  • Children under 7 years of age with an Autistic disorder, Asperger’s Disorder or another pervasive developmental disorder (e.g. PDD-NOS) who have a Letter of Introduction from the Autism Advisor in their state are eligible for up to $12000 of therapy services (to a maximum of $6000 per year).
  • As there is considerable administration, planning time, meeting time, resources, training, specialist skills and team liaison required to provide services under the FaHCSIA initiative, our schedule of fees for these services are higher than our standard fees schedule. Download our FaHCSIA HCWA Fees Schedule.
  • In 2018, familes on HCWA funding can expect to see this scheme cease with the subsequent roll out of the NDIS. 
        

Federal Government Funding (FaHCSIA) – Better Start For Children with Disabilities Initiative
 

  • Children under 7 years of age with cerebral palsy, fragile X syndrome, Down syndrome and a moderate or greater hearing or vision impairment including deafblindness, who have a Letter of Introduction from Carers Australia are eligible for up to $12000 of therapy services (to a maximum of $6000 per year).
  • As there is considerable administration, planning time, meeting time, resources, training, specialist skills and team liaison required to provide services under the FaHCSIA initiative, our schedule of fees for these services are higher than our standard fees schedule. Download our FaHCSIA Better Start Fees Schedule   
  • In 2018, families on Better Start funding can expect to see this scheme cease with teh subsequent roll out of the NDIS. 

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Payments accepted

  • Cash
  • Cheque
  • EFTPOS
  • Credit Card
  • Direct Deposit
  • Electronic claiming for health funds and Medicare now available


All payments expected at the time of appointment


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