Fees & Rebates

Standard Fees Schedule

Effective: 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023. Contact our clinic for more information and our complete fees schedule.

Initial Assessment

1.5 hours (includes report)

$387.60 – Preschool Children

$484.50 – School Aged Children

Private Paying Clients

Therapy Sessions:

45 minutes

$145.35

NDIS Clients

Therapy Sessions:

45 min + 15 min non face-to-face time

$193.80

Payments Accepted

 

Electronic claiming for health funds and Medicare available.

All payments expected at the time of appointment unless approved by Director.

 

Cash

EFTPOS

Credit Card

Direct Deposit

Cancellations

Our clinic does have a strict cancellation policy. Families will be charged a fee if they fail to give reasonable notice that they are unable to attend. Families with successive cancellations may have their scheduled appointment reallocated to another client on our wait list. This allows us to make alternative arrangements to help other children on our waitlist and it ensures that our therapists do not spend time preparing and planning for sessions that do not occur.

Thank you for contacting us before 3pm on the day before your appointment if your child is not able to attend. This will ensure that you will not be charged a cancellation fee.

Travel

Our clinic charges for time travelled per hour at your usual therapy rate for all clients and additionally for KM travelled (80c/km) (for NDIS Clients ONLY).

 

Funding

NDIS Funding

The NDIS is Australia’s first National Scheme for people with disability. It provides funding directly to individuals.

The NDIS takes a lifetime approach, investing early in people with disability and children with developmental delay to improve their outcomes later in life.

  • Children with a disability (all ages) or a significant developmental delay (under 7 years) may be eligible for funding under the NDIS to cover the cost of private speech pathology.
  • Therapy Matters is a registered NDIS Provider. We can provide to all funding types for children over 7 years but only Plan and Self-Managed Clients under 7 years of age (Early Childhood Scheme)
LEARN MORE ABOUT NDIS

Rebates

Private Health and Medicare rebates typically cover only part of the full cost of a session. Therapy Matters does not Bulk Bill.

Parent must present all referral letters (Medicare) and Essential NDIS Plan documentation at the time of the appointment.

Private Health Fund Rebates

  • Families may be paid a rebate from their health fund if they have extras cover including speech pathology.
  • Electronic health claiming is available in clinic for most private health funds so parents need only pay the gap.

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.

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

Medicare Rebates – Children with a Disability

  • Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder as well as children with other disabilities may be deemed eligible for this program by their local treating paediatrician/psychiatrist (ASD) or GP (Other disabilities).
  • 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.