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Fees and Funding
Occupational Therapy Whitsunday adheres to the industry standards for pricing. Please call or email for more information or a quote.
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
Occupational Therapy Whitsunday is a registered provider with the NDIS and is currently undergoing further steps to continue providing high quality support to participants in our local community. Occupational Therapy Whitsunday accepts participants whose plans are NDIS Managed, Plan Managed or Self Managed.
Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI)
The ECEI approach supports children aged 0 to 6 years who have a developmental delay or disability, and their families / carers. The ECEI approach supports families to help children develop the skills they need to take part in daily activities and achieve the best possible outcomes throughout their lives.
Medicare – Better Access to Mental Health
Tina Hamilton is an accredited practitioner with Medicare Better Access to Mental Health (BAMH). Please discuss your child’s need in this area with me and then with your Family Doctor. Your family GP will determine eligibility. Parents can download the flyer to take to their GP.
Medicare – Chronic Disease Management Plan for Occupational Therapy
For children with conditions that are considered chronic (i.e. duration of 6 months or more) may be eligible for up to 5 Medicare rebates annually for Allied Health (including Occupational Therapy) under the Chronic Disease Management Plan (CDM). Please discuss with your General Practitioner whether your child may be eligible for CDM plan. To claim CDM, provide to Medicare a paid invoice from OTW that stipulates the Medicare item number and referral details as provided in the CDM plan. Please note: this rebate does not cover the full cost of session, a gap payment is required.
Medicare – Autism Spectrum Disorder: Diagnosis and Treatment plan
A paediatrician may refer for up to 4 allied health session (occupational therapy, speech pathology and/or psychology) to assist with diagnosis and treatment planning.
Medicare – Helping Children with Autism Access to Treatment
If your child has a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder they are eligible for Medicare rebates for 20 Occupational Therapy (allied health) treatment sessions up until the age of 15 years. The Medicare item referral needs to written by a paediatrician (item number 135) or psychiatrist before the child’s 13th birthday.
National Injury Insurance Scheme Queensland (NIIS)
Occupational Therapy Whitsunday is a local provider for the National Injury Insurance Scheme, providing an Occupational Therapy service for babies, children and teens up to 19 years, who have sustained serious personal injuries. As your local OT’s live and work within your community we have existing connections with your child’s school, hospital, doctors, and other therapists.
Private Health Insurance
Occupational Therapy Whitsunday is registered for rebates with most major private health insurance companies. It is the client’s responsibility to contact their health insurance provider to ascertain rebate amounts and annual limits. We strongly recommend that you this check prior to starting Occupational Therapy