There is a range of funding available to assist with the cost of assessment, therapy and equipment for your child. Please contact Limitless Paediatric Occupational Therapy if you would like further information on if your child will be eligible for these, and how to access these services.
Early Intervention Funding
Julina Minter is registered as a Helping Children With Autism (HCWA) and Better Start provider under the Australian Government Department of Social Services, which means that families receiving HCWA funding are able to claim for occupational therapy sessions and resources for their child.
Chronic Disease Management Plan (Item no. 10985)
The GP can provide your child with a referral to Limitless Paediatric Occupational Therapy if your child is assessed as eligible, to claim a Medicare rebate of 53.80 per session for up to 5 allied health sessions per calendar year. The therapist will communicate with your GP at the initial and final OT sessions. These can be claimed in any Medicare office, or on the spot at our clinic immediately using the HICAPS machine.
Children of Aborignal and Torres Strait Islander Descent (Item no. 81330)
The GP or paediatricain can provide a referral to Limitless Paediatric Occupational therapy for up to 5 sessions per calendar year from Medicare for people of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Descent in addition to the 5 Chronic Disease Management Plans. This enables a medicare rebate of $53.80 per session for up to 5 allied health sessions per calendar year.
Autism Care Plan (Item no. 135)
Children who have a diagnosis of ASD can be given an Autism Care Plan under the discretion of their paediatrician. This plan allows 20 rebated sessions, and must be written by age 13, and used by age 15 . This rebate can be claimed through Medicare, in addition to the Chronic Disease Management Plan and HCWA funding.
Private Health Care Funds (Item no. 200).
Depending on your private health policy, you may be entitled to receive allied health support under your extras cover for your child’s occupational therapy sessions. The amount and frequency that rebates can be claimed varies between providers so please check with your private health provider to see if your policy includes occupational therapy. Private health care funds can be claimed on-the-spot using our HICAPS machine at the clinic
National Disability Insurance Scheme
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides support to people with disability, their families and carers. It is jointly governed and funded by the Australian and participating states and territory governments.If you have a disability that is likely to be permanent and significant you can receive funding from the NDIS. The NDIS funds reasonable and necessary supports to help you reach your goals and aspirations, and take part in activities to increase your social and economic participation. We currently take referrals for self- managed and plan- managed participants.