You may be eligible for a rebate for services through private health insurance or government schemes. We advise you to make enquiries. Click on the links below to find out more about the funding supports that may apply to your child.
Private health funds provide a rebate for most health services, depending on your fund and your level of cover. Upon payment of your account, you will be issued with a receipt to present to your health fund.
Some chronic conditions are subsidised by Medicare. Discuss options with your GP. All Medicare Health Care Plans need to be finalised and forwarded to Better Start prior to a consultation with your speech pathologist. Upon payment of your account, please present your receipt to Medicare to receive your eligible rebate.
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) offers children with a disability financial assistance for services deemed necessary in their Early Intervention Plan. NDIS Plans need to be provided prior to receiving consultations. To enquire about your child's eligibility for the NDIS, contact 1800 800 110.
Helping children with Autism (HCWA) is a government initiative providing assistance to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. With the introduction of the new NDIS, most South Australian children with Autism are now covered by NDIS.
Better Start for Children with Disability Initiative provides financial assistance for therapy with young children who have Down syndrome, Fragile X, Cerebral Palsy and vision/hearing impairments. With the introduction of the new NDIS, most South Australian children with disabilities are now covered under NDIS,
The Carers Allowance is a payment available through Centrelink for families with children who meet their criteria as a child with a disability.
Better Start Education Services provides a visiting Speech Pathology service to children and their families in and around Adelaide and South Australia.
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