There are a number of government initiatives that enable families with children with  language delay or developmental concern to access funding for assessment and therapy.

With an eligible Enhanced Primary Care Plan, EPC from your GP, your child may receive a Medicare rebate for up to 5 sessions per calendar year. 

National Disability Insurance Scheme,  NDIS, funding is also available for eligible families. 

Private Health Insurance

Please check with your private health insurance fund whether you are eligible for any rebates for speech pathology.

Carer’s Allowance

Carer’s Allowance is a fortnightly payment to assist carers looking after a child with developmental delay or disability. The application can be signed by a speech pathologist and is not means tested. Carers receiving the Carer’s Allowance are also paid a yearly bonus. Contact Centrelink to register for these payments.

Bright Start Speech Pathology
Ph: 1300 754 079
Fax: 8582 9746
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