Do I need a referral?
No. You can arrange an assessment for yourself or refer your child or family member directly.
If a General Practitioner considers a client to have a “chronic” medical condition then the GP may provide a special referral. This entitles you to a partial Medicare rebate.
Veterans can access services with a referral from a medical practitioner.
How much will it cost?
Assessments range between $170 and $280, depending on the length of the session.
Treatment sessions cost $125 for a 45 minute session and $85 for a 30 minute session.
Rebates may apply if you have private health insurance. The amount of debate will depend on your level of cover. It is advisable that you check with your health insurer that you are covered for speech pathology services prior to making an appointment.
Veterans can access services free of charge with a referral from their GP or another medical practitioner.
A Medicare rebate may be available if your child has a Chronic Medical Condition. A GP referral is required. This rebate is partial and can be claimed for up to 5 visits per calendar year.
How are mobile services charged?
We provide both clinic-based and mobile services. Mobile services are charged at an hourly travel rate ($25 per 10 minutes of travel) and are additional to assessment/treatment sessional rates.
What can I do to reach the goals more quickly?
You will receive activities to practise at each session. The goals will be reached faster if you can incorporate practise at home.
I am concerned about my child. At what age should I seek help?
We can assess children from as early as 3 months of age (for feeding) and 6 months of age for communication. You should seek advice as soon as you are concerned. Often, early intervention is the most effective. Some treatments are only effective if they are started early. For example, stuttering therapy may not work if it starts after 6 years of age. Treatment before this time, however, is highly effective.