It is not essential that you have a referral to access the services available at the clinic. Parents may call and book an appointment any time. Referrals are made through General Practitioners, Paediatricians, Speech Pathologists, Teachers and Schools or Parents.
When you call to book an appointment, we will discuss your needs and the best approach to take. Each circumstance is different and there are a number of initiatives intended to help with fees. Click the initiatives below for more information.
Better Access to Mental Health
Better Access to Mental Health enables patients to access psychological services and receive a rebate from Medicare. A patient must be referred by a GP, Psychiatrist or Paediatrician. This referral pathway requires an assessment of a patient and preparation of a Mental Health Plan.
Chronic Disease Management
The Chronic Disease Management Plan is a funding program for people who have chronic medical conditions or chronic conditions, including learning and developmental disabilities. This referral pathway requires a care team plan and a referral to be established by a GP.
Private Health Insurance
We are registered with most private health insurance carers. Your health insurance will have to specific allied health services as an option on your policy to be covered. HICAPS is available for you to claim at the clinic.
Autism Initiative and Better Start for Children with Disability
These initiatives are Medicare funded scheme that allows children with Autism and developmental disabilities to access assessment and therapy services provided by Psychologists, Speech Pathologists and Occupational Therapists. It is important to note there are specified developmental disability diagnoses that are eligible for this funding and there are limitations on the number of sessions.
Helping Children with Autism and Better Start for Children with a Disability (Early Intervention Services)
This funding is a scheme for children who have been diagnosed with Autism and/or a Developmental Disability between the ages of 0-6 years to access early intervention support and therapy. Children must be approved for the funding prior to their 6th birthday and can access the funding up until their 7th birthday. This funding can be accessed by eligible providers.
*Developing Young Minds is in the process of applying as an eligible provider.