The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides funding support to children who have a disability, to help them access services that will improve their ability to participate in everyday activities and reach their goals. For more information please visit the NDIS website.
NSPOT is a registered provider under NDIS. We provide services to families who are self managed, plan managed or agency managed.
Your child may be eligible for NDIS support if:
- They have a diagnosed disability
- They have ongoing difficulties
- They have difficulties across multiple areas of development
NSPOT is a registered Medicare Provider and is registered with most private health funds. Many of our fees can be claimed back through your private health insurance if you have ‘extras’ cover. We are able to process claims through HICAPS. We recommend you contact your fund to discuss your individual situation.
Children under the age of 16 with severe communication or participation difficulties are able to have their parents/carers apply for this allowance. It is not means tested and your therapist is available to assist in the completion of these forms following an initial assessment.
Children with complex and ongoing needs may be eligible for 5 Medicare-funded sessions under the Chronic Disease Management Plan (Previously known as the Enhanced Primary Care EPC Program). This exists for people with chronic conditions and complex care needs. Your child may be eligible for this rebate if they are considered by their GP to have a chronic medical condition. A chronic medical condition is one that has been (or is likely to be) present for six months or longer.
Children who have a special needs diagnosis (e.g. autism, cerebral palsy) are automatically eligible for this service.
The CDM allows 5 sessions of speech or occupational therapy, per calendar year to be refunded at $52.95, per session, from the total cost of each session. We are able to process your claim in the spot through Medicare provided you have brought your Medicare card with you. To find out if your child is eligible for funding under this Medicare Benefit Schedule, discuss with your GP.
Please note: Eligibility for this is at the discretion of your child’s GP.
Children with autism are eligible for funding under this Medicare Benefit Scheme.
Children must be under 13 years of age at time of diagnosis and under 14 years of age when receiving treatment
A referral must be made by the child’s paediatrician in order to access this funding. The paediatrician can allocate up to 20 sessions for treatment from allied health disciplines, including speech and occupational therapy.