Funding

NDIS

You are able to utilise Early Start OT for NDIS funding if you are a self-managed participant or a plan-managed participant.

Fees are expected to be paid on the day of an appointment and a receipt will be issued for you to obtain reimbursement through the NDIS portal. Participants need to independently ensure there is enough funding available in their plan to cover the cost of sessions or administration time.

Cancellation Fees

  • NDIS participants cancellation fees will be reflective of the current NDIS Price Guide which allows for 90% of the fee for non-attendance or less than 24 hours cancellation of a session.

  • Prices for NDIS participants are in accordance with the current NDIS Price Guide and will be adjusted as the Price Guide is amended

Medicare Rebate

GP Management Plan

A GP Management Plan (GPMP) and Team Care Arrangements entitles a client with a chronic/complex medical illness a referral for up to 5 session per calendar year with a range of allied health professionals as determined by your GP, and may include: Psychology, Occupational Therapy and Speech Pathology. A GPMP can be accessed through a GP .

Medicare rebates do not fully cover the cost of therapy sessions.

Mental Health Treatment Plan – Better Access to Mental Health Initiative

Early Start OT is not eligible to provide rebatable sessions through a mental health treatment plan.

Private Health Insurance 

To determine whether or not you are eligible for Private Health Insurance rebates , please contact your Private Health Insurance provider.