Funding Options

Information on Funding / Rebates Available

The Speech Pathologists at Peninsula Speech Pathology are registered for Medicare and Private Health Fund rebates.  Medicare, Private Health Insurance and Third Party Health Provider funding can be available, as follows:

Private Health Funds

Speech Pathology services can be rebated under certain ancillary tables of private health funds.  Consult your insurance provider to obtain details on the rebate amount, and the maximum amount you can claim per person or family in a calendar year.

Medicare Safety Net

This provides financial assistance for costs for out-of-hospital medical services that attract a Medicare benefit. Once you reach a Medicare Safety Net threshold, you may be eligible for additional Medicare benefits.

The Medicare Safety Net

Medicare Rebates

Some clients may qualify for a Medicare Allied Health Initiative for Chronic Disease Management Items-previously known as Enhanced Primary Care – (EPC) plans.

Chronic Disease Management Plan

Specialist Program Funding

The “Helping Children with Autism” Package provides funding for multidisciplinary early intervention programs.  This funding is administered through the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA).

FACHSIA – Helping Children with Autism
FAHCSIA – Better Start for children with disabilities

Carer Allowance

A supplementary payment may be available for those who provide additional daily care and attention for someone with a disability or medical condition, or who is frail aged.
The Carer’s Allowance