Rebates & Funding

A doctor’s referral is not necessary to see a Speech Language Pathologist.

All our Speech Language Pathologists are Medicare and private health fund approved service providers.  We are also an approved service provider for the Australian Government’s National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and the Better Start for Children with Disability and Helping Children with Autism initiatives.

The following rebates and funding are available for Talk Play Grow’s services:

Medicare Allied Health Initiative (formerly known as Enhanced Primary Care Program)
We are happy to see children who have a Chronic Disease Management plan written by their GP.  This rebate covers some, but not all, of the therapy session fee and there is a maximum of 5 sessions that can be claimed each calendar year.  Further details about this rebate can be found on the here.  Please advise us when booking of the care plan and we will provide you with a receipt to take to Medicare.

Private Health Funds
Sessions with a Speech Language Pathologist are claimable through your private health fund if you are covered for speech pathology services.  It is recommended you check your eligibility and the amount of your rebate with your health fund prior to your appointment.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
This government initiative provides financial support for Australians under 65 years of age who have a permanent and significant disability. For more information about the NDIS please visit the NDIS website.

Better Start for Children with Disability Initiative
This government initiative provides funding for children aged 0-6 years with a range of disabilities including hearing impairment, cerebral palsy and Down syndrome.  For further information about the initiative please visit the Better Start for Children with Disability website.

Helping Children with Autism (HCWA) Initiative
This government initiative provides funding for children who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to facilitate access to a range of services.  For further information about this initiative please visit the Helping Children with Autism website.

Please note: Sessions that have been claimed using the Medicare rebate cannot also be claimed using your private health cover.