Funding options

Funding Options

Fees

Ready Set Grow Speech Pathology is a private practice. That means that we charge a fee for any services we provide. For information regarding our fee schedule, please do not hesitate contact us so that we can provide the relevant information for your family’s situation. 

Funding options may be available for your child. Some families may find that their child is not eligible for funding support and may have difficulty accessing private services due to financial factors. In this case, there may be public or community health services available to your child. To determine if your child is eligible to receive therapy through a public health service, please contact your local community health service.

Funding support

Government and private funding options may be available to subsidise the cost of your child’s therapy. Some of these are listed below. Please contact us or your healthcare provider to discuss your child’s eligibility for these subsidies. 

Formerly known as Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) Plan

The Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Plan is a Medicare initiative that is available to children and adults. Your GP will decide if your child is eligible to receive a CDM plan. A CDM plan allows Medicare rebates for up to five sessions of Allied Health, including Speech Pathology, per calendar year.

For further information regarding any Medicare schemes please speak to your medical professional or refer to the relevant fact sheet on the Medicare website.

This item allows eligible allied health professionals, including Speech Pathologists to provide up to four sessions of assessment to assist the referring medical practitioner in making a formal diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder for children under the age of 13 years. These sessions must be approved for use in writing by a Paediatrician or Psychiatrist.

For further information regarding any Medicare schemes please speak to your medical professional or refer to the relevant fact sheet on the Medicare website.

This item allows eligible allied health professionals, including Speech Pathologists, to provide up to 20 sessions of early intervention treatment to a child diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. These sessions must be approved for use in writing by a Paediatrician. To be eligible the child must be under 15 years of age with a diagnosis of Autism that was provided before 13 years of age.

For further information regarding any Medicare schemes please speak to your medical professional or refer to the relevant fact sheet on the Medicare website.

Some private health insurance companies will cover Speech Pathology services under an extras policy. Please check with your insurer to determine if you are able to access Speech Pathology rebates under your current policy and the level of rebate provided.

​Ready Set Grow can accept funding on behalf of children who have NDIS plan managed and self-managed funding packages. We are not able to provide services to children who use NDIA managed funding. If your child has access to NDIS funding please contact us to discuss this further.

For further information regarding the NDIS please view the NDIS website.

 

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