Funding

Funding support for Occupational Therapy services is available from a number of different sources. In most cases, your GP or Paediatrician can help you to access funding support for your child.
Alicia Frost Occupational Therapy is a registered service provider with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Helping Children with Autism (DSS), Medicare and major Private Health Insurance companies.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Alicia Frost Occupational Therapy is a registered service provider with the NDIS to provide Occupational Therapy treatment for children registered with the NDIA.
For more information regarding this scheme please contact NDIA.
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Helping Children with Autism (DSS/FaHCSIA)

Alicia Frost Occupational Therapy is a registered service provider with the Department of Social Services to provide Occupational Therapy treatment for children registered with Amaze. To be eligible for this funding your child needs to have a diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder before their 6th birthday. This will entitle you to utilise HCWA funding over several years to spend on therapies provided by HCWA registered providers. You are also able to use some of the funding on equipment that supports therapy. The funding will end on your child's 7th birthday.
For more information regarding this funding please contact Amaze (formerly Autism Victoria).
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Medicare

Several funding options are available from Medicare to help with Occupational Therapy services.

Chronic Disease Management Plan


This plan needs to be discussed with your General Practitioner. You are able to receive a rebate for 5 Allied Health Sessions per calendar year.
For further information please contact your child's GP or Medicare.
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Helping Children with Autism


This plan needs to be discussed with your child's Paediatrician. To be eligible for this plan your child needs to be diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder prior to their 13th birthday. This allows you to receive a rebate for 20 sessions with a registered professional up until your child's 15th birthday.
For further information please contact Medicare.
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Mental Health Care Plan

This plan needs to be discussed with your child's General Practitioner. You are able to receive a rebate for 10 (6 initial plus 4 after a review) Mental Health focused sessions per calendar year.
Alicia Frost Occupational Therapy is a Better Access to Mental Health Medicare provider.
For further information please contact your child's GP or Medicare.
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Private Health Insurance

Alicia Frost Occupational Therapy is registered with most major Private Health Insurers. Please contact your health insurance provider for details regarding Occupational Therapy services.