Therapy Funding Options
Please contact our office to discuss your specific requirements, our current fee structure, and the funding options that may be available to you.
Funding programs can be confusing and overwhelming. We are experienced providers of funded therapy so we can assist you in navigating the complex options available.
National Disability Insurance Scheme
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is an Australian Government healthcare scheme. It provides funding to support the goals of children with developmental delay or a permanent disability. The NDIS funds assessments, therapy, therapeutic resources, and other supports to improve a child’s functional capacity.
There is a lot of confusion and discussion around the NDIS. B.E.ST. Autism therapists regularly attend meetings and professional conferences on the NDIS. We will be there to support you to understand the NDIS and what it means for your family.
We are registered Medicare providers and can provide therapy under two programs:
Chronic Disease Management Program
A plan from your GP which provides funding towards up to 5 sessions of therapy per calendar year.
Allied Health Medicare Services under the HCWA package
A plan from your child’s Paediatrician or Psychiatrist. This provides funding towards a total of 8 sessions for assessment to evaluate an autism diagnosis. Children with an autism diagnosis receive funding for up to 20 sessions of therapy until your child turns fifteen.
Speech Pathology and Occupational Therapy services can be rebated under certain private health funds.
Please contact your health fund to obtain details on the rebate the maximum amount you can claim in a calendar year.
Each Health Fund will provide a different rebate for assessment and therapy sessions.
B.E.ST. Autism does not require prepayment for therapy sessions. Simply take your receipt to your Private Health Fund to organise your claim.