Funding

NDIS

The Kids’ Care Centre are registered NDIS providers; our fees are in line with advised schedule fee under the NDIS standards. Please refer to the NDIS price guide for clarification.

When selecting a time slot, you can choose between the following:
45minute session, (35 minutes face-to-face. 10 minutes planning and admin) $145.49
60-minute session (45 minutes face-to-face. 15 minutes planning and admin) $193.99

We ask that families notify their therapist 24-hours-notice when unable to attend an appointment or a cancellation fee will be applied.

Therapists can provide support in the childcare, kindergarten or school. In this case a travel fee will be applied (and can be divided among participants at the same location)

MEDICARE (there’s another option for this below)

Your child may be eligible for a Medicare rebate if they are accessing allied health services. You need to get a Medicare Plan from your GP or Paediatrician prior to your first session in order to claim the rebate. Please note that we charge a gap fee, so you will have some out of pocket expenses.

The following is an outline of the Medicare rebates available:

Speech Pathology

ASD – Autism Spectrum Disorder Plans

• There are two separate codes for Speech Pathology and Occupational Therapy services under this code:
• Diagnosis assessment appointments – up to 4 assessment appointment eligible for rebates across allied health professional involved in diagnosis, psychologist, speech pathologist and OT: $112/hour rebate (max 3 hours)
• 20 sessions (one time use) until 15 years of age: $74.95 rebate,

CDMP –  Chronic Disease Management Plan

• 5 sessions per calendar year
• $52.95 rebate

Medicare rebates can be processed by our reception staff at the time of payment, or can be claimed through your Medicare claims app on your smart phone.

Rules

You cannot pay the gap with your private health insurance.
ASD and CDMP plans needs to be shared across allied health providers. i.e. 5 sessions equals 5 in total across OT and Speech Therapy if your child is accessing more than one service at a time.

Medicare Safety Net

Please contact Medicare to discuss the Medicare family Safety Net eligibility and registration. Once families meet the threshold each calendar year the rebates they are eligible for increase to 80% of the fee charged.

Occupational Therapy

CDMP – Chronic Disease Management Plan

• 5 sessions per calendar year
• $52.95 rebate

ASD – Autism Spectrum Disorder Plans

• 20 sessions (one-time use) until 15 years of age
• $74.95 rebate

MHCP – Mental Health Care Plans

• 20 group sessions per year
• Individual clinic: $74.80 rebate

Psychology

ASD – Autism Spectrum Disorder Plans

• 20 sessions (one-time use) until 15 years of age
• $74.95 rebate

MHCP – Mental Health Care Plans

• 10 individual, 10 group sessions per year
• Individual clinic: $74.80 rebate

Private Health

The Kids’ Care Centre will provide you a receipt to claim a rebate through your private health extras.