Bambini Speech Therapy like to make payments as easy as possible for you so we offer a variety of payment options for our clients and their families. Our fees depend on the services received. Please contact Bambini Speech Therapy for our current fee schedule on 0417 873 087.
Bambini Speech Therapy accepts cash, credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, and Amex), PayPal and direct debit to our bank account. Please note additional fees may apply on all credit card and Paypal transactions.
There are many funding and rebate options available that you may be eligible for. We have listed the most common ones below:
- Helping Children with Autism Package
- Better Start for Children with Disabilities
- Private Health Insurance
- National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
Helping Children with Autism Package
The Helping Children with Autism Package is a federal government initiative which assists families with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to access early intervention services. This funding is available for children up until the age of 7 years. Bambini Speech Therapy is a registered provider on the Early Intervention Service Panel, allowing you to use this funding for assessment and therapy services as well.
Please contact Bambini Speech Therapy if you require further information or visit the Department of Social Services website.
Better Start for Children with Disabilities
The Better Start Package is a federal government initiative to assist families with children diagnosed with an eligible disability to access early intervention services. This funding is available for children up until the age of 7 years. Bambini Speech Therapy is a registered provider on the Early Intervention Service Panel, allowing you to use this funding for assessment and therapy services as well. Please contact Bambini Speech Therapy if you require further information or visit the Department of Social Services website.
Private Health Insurance
If you have private health insurance you may be eligible for a rebate from your Heath Insurer. Each health fund varies with respect to the rebate they provide. You may wish to check with your health fund before making an appointment in order to determine whether you are covered for Speech Pathology services. It is not possible to use both Medicare and private health rebates for the same session.
We provide HICAPS to conveniently process your rebate from your private health fund at the time of consultation requiring only the gap payment to be made.
There are a range of Government funded Medicare rebates available to children and adolescence. Although, there is certain criteria that one must meet in order to be eligible for these rebates. It is best to speak with your GP or paediatrician in order to determine your eligibility. The following outlines the different plans available from Medicare.
- Chronic Disease Management Plan (CDM)
The CDM plan, formally known as an Enhanced Primary Care Plan (EPC) is managed by your GP and available to children and adults with chronic care needs. This plan provides a Medicare rebate on up to 5 sessions of allied health therapy per calendar year.
- Helping Children With Autism Medicare Rebates (HCWA)
Early Intervention: The HCWA Initiative is an early intervention assistance funding package through FaHCSIA. The early intervention funding package provides access to early intervention for children aged zero to six years of age with an ASD. The funding is for evidence-based early intervention to help improve: cognitive, emotional and social development of the child with ASD, prior to a child starting school (the early intervention component can be used until the child’s seventh birthday).
Assessment and Treatment: HCWA provides a Medicare rebate for Assessment and Treatment for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. This plan is initiated by your Paediatrician. Your Paediatrician can allocate up to 4 sessions for assessment for which rebates are available up until your child turns 13 years of age. A total of 20 therapy sessions can then be allocated (as a once off), until your child turns 15 years of age.
- Better Start Medicare Rebates
This initiative assists children with disabilities including; Down syndrome, Cerebral palsy, Fragile X syndrome, vision or hearing impairment, Prader Willi syndrome, Williams syndrome, Angelman syndrome, Kabuki syndrome, Smith-Magenis syndrome, CHARGE syndrome, Cornelia de Lange syndrome, ‘Cri du Chat’ syndrome or Microcephaly. This plan is initiated by your Paediatrician or GP. Your Paediatrician or GP can allocate up to 4 sessions for assessment and treatment planning for which rebates are available up until the child turns 13 years of age. A total of 20 therapy sessions can then be allocated (as a once off), until your child turns 15 years of age.
In order to utilise these rebates, you must provide your referral plan from your GP or paediatrician prior to the session on which you wish to claim. Rebateable sessions can only be provided after the date of the referral.
Community Aids, Equipment and Assistive Technologies Initiative (CAEATI)
CAEATI is a Queensland Government initiative that provides financial help with the cost of aids, equipment and assistive technologies that can help you perform tasks you may otherwise be unable to, support you to be more independent, and contribute to a better quality of life. Communication support (up to a maximum of $4,500 per person) is available to eligible people to assist them to connect and exchange information with their communities of choice.
Bambini Speech Therapy is a registered service provider for this initiative. Please contact us if you require further information or visit the CAEATI website.
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
We intend to become registered providers for the NDIS when it is rolled out in 2019. For further information visit www.ndis.gov.au or contact us.
Please note: There are other local funding services that you can apply for but it is advised that you check that you meet the eligibility criteria before submitting an application. Contact us for more details.