Rebates Available

There are a number of rebates and government initiatives available to families to access funding for Occupational Therapy Services.

Private Health Insurance

We are registered with all the major health funds and are able to provide onsite claims through our HICAPS Machine. Non clinic appointments will need to claim directly from the health fund.

Better Start for Children with Disability Initiative and the Helping Children with Autism Package

We are registered providers for the Better Start for Children with Disability initiative and the Helping Children with Autism Package. We are able to provide assessment, therapy and equipment to children and families who are registered through FaHCSIA.  We do not charge an administration fee to clients accessing this funding.

These two Packages provide funding to children aged 0-6 with a diagnosis which is eligible for the funding. Please contact your Paediatrician or visit the websites Helping Children with Autism or Better Start for Disability Initiative.

Chronic Disease Management, formerly known as Enhanced Primary Care Plan

Clients with complex and chronic care needs may be eligible for a Medicare rebate for up to 5 sessions a year with Allied Health Professionals. Please contact your Doctor or Paediatrician to determine if you are eligible and arrange for a referral prior to attending Occupational Therapy sessions you wish to claim. Visit the Department of Health website for further information.

The Better Access to Mental Health Professionals Plan

We are registered to provide services through Medicare under this plan. Clients with a diagnosed mental disorder such as anxiety, sleep disorder, attention deficit disorder, conduct disorder or eating disorder may be eligible for a medicare rebate for up to 10 sessions a year with a registered Allied Health Professional. Please contact your doctor, Paediatrician or Psychiatrist to determine if you are eligible and arrange for a referral prior to attending Occupational Therapy sessions you wish to claim. Visit the Department of Health website for further information.

Helping Children with Autism Medicare Rebates

Medicare rebates are available to assist with diagnosis and treatment for children with a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD). Please contact your Paediatrician or Psychiatrist for further information as access to this funding is reliant upon a written referral. Visit the Department of Health website for further information.

Better Start for Children with Disability Initiative Medicare Rebates

Medicare rebates are available to assist with diagnosis and treatment for children with a Vision Impairment, Hearing Impairment, Deaf Blindness, Cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome, Prader-Willi Syndrome, Angelman Syndrome, Kabuki Syndrome, Smith-Magenis Syndrome, Charge Syndrome, Cri du Chat Syndrome, Cornelia de Lange Syndrome, Microcephaly or Rett’s Disorder. Please contact your Paediatrician or Psychiatrist for further information as access to this funding is reliant upon a written referral. Visit the Department of Health website for further information.

Other Services

We are able to provide services on behalf of the Department of Child Safety, Disability Services and Private Health Insurers as arranged by these organisations.