Payments

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Payments

For payments we provide EFTPOS facilities at the time of your appointment.

For school services where you may not attend we will send the invoice the day before the session.

We expect payments the same day as your appointment.

For your convenience we can also process Medicare and Health fund claims through our terminal.

You can make payments via our EFTPOS terminal, direct deposit or by calling us to make payments over the phone.

Funding & Rebate Options

Medicare

Some children and adults may be eligible to receive rebates for private speech pathology sessions through Medicare.

The Chronic Disease Management (CDM) program is one of the Medicare programs which provides access for eligible clients. They can receive up to five partially funded rebates for speech pathology services, per calendar year.

People of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent may also be eligible for a further five follow-up services through this CDM plan.

To find out if your child might be eligible for the plan, contact your General Practitioner (GP). Your GP will be required to make a referral for your child through this program.

Private Health Insurance

Many private health funds offer cover for private speech pathology, depending on your level of cover and which health fund you are with.

You will need to contact your specific health fund provider to find out whether you can claim for speech therapy services.

Funding

Andrea Cooper Speech Pathology is a registered NDIS Service Provider. We can cater to provide services for Early Childhood Supports, Therapeutic supports and Assistive/Communication Technology supports.

Depending upon the severity of the disorder, children in the early intervention age range with language and/or speech disorders may be eligible for NDIS funding. For eligible clients, assessments and reports for the application of NDIS can be provided.

We can provide services for NDIS managed, self managed and plan managed clients.

If you are unsure about your child’s eligibility for funding please contact us, and we can discuss the available options with you in more detail.

For more information please view the following document:

SPA

We are bound by Speech Pathology Australia’s Code of Ethics

NDIS

We are registered providers with the National Disability Insurance Scheme

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