Please contact the clinic for further information on the cost associated with services provided.
We are registered providers of various government funding programs. There are funding options available to eligible participants of:
- National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
- Helping Children with Autism (HCWA)
- Better Start for Children with Disability (Better Start)
There is no current Medicare rebate for standard speech pathology services, however some chronic or complex conditions may attract a rebate if you are referred by your GP under the Chronic Disease Management (CDM) items.
HICAPS facilities are available on-site. Please check your individual provider for further information on speech pathology rebates.
Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA)
TSPS is a registered provider with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, and can provide intervention services to veterans with a valid referral from their GP.
Some intervention services may be covered through a valid WorkCover referral.
National ADF Family Health Program
TSPS is a registered provider with this program, enabling eligible families to receive services using this funding.
Referrals and Making Appointments
Referrals are accepted from medical and educational specialists as well as parents and self-referrals. While waiting periods are sometimes undesirable, demand for services may mean a waiting period before you can be seen by a speech pathologist. In most cases appointments can be given over the phone upon your first contact. In some cases after you have seen a Speech Pathologist, you may be referred back to a specialist for further investigations.
What will happen when I attend?
New referrals will typically complete a full assessment, to obtain thorough information regarding your / your child’s communication or swallowing difficulties. A written summary of assessment findings will be provided and then specific goals formulated to meet your individual needs.
Intervention sessions may be provided on an individual or group basis, or consist of strategies applied to home and educational contexts. After assessment results are calculated, the speech pathologist will ask parents to attend an education, planning and goal setting session to discuss the therapy plan.
Length and frequency of intervention sessions will be decided upon in consultation with your speech pathologist. Three levels of intervention consultations are offered (Levels A, B, and C) which reflect the length and/or complexity of session and skills involved.