Question: Do I need a referral from my GP?
Answer: Speech Pathology intervention does not require a referral unless you are eligible to access a Medicare rebate.
Question: Can I claim Speech Pathology services?
Answer: If your child meets the criteria for the Chronic Disease Management Plan (CDMP) formally known as Enhanced Primary Care (EPC), they may be eligible for a rebate from Medicare (up to five sessions per calendar year).
Complete Communication Speech Pathology is also a registered provider for:
Helping Children with Autism – FaHSCIA
Better Start for Children with Disability Initiative – FaHSCIA
Registered NDIS provider
Private Health Insurance
Question: Where is Complete Communication Speech Pathology based?
Answer: Complete Communication Speech Pathology is located at Bodyline Health, 17 Main Road Lower Plenty. Clients come from surrounding suburbs including; Lower Plenty, Greensborough, Heidelberg, Ivanhoe, Rosanna, Watsonia, Macleod, Yallambie, Viewbank, Montmorency, Eltham, Templestowe, Bundoora, Briar Hill, Preston, Mernda, Doreen, Diamond Creek, St Helena and more.
Question: Are all session conducted at your office?
Answer: Most regular therapy sessions are conducted at the office however school/kinder visits may be arranged depending on availability.
Question: How do I know if Speech Pathology intervention is the path to go down?
Answer: Please feel free to give me a call and we can discuss your concerns. I will be able to inform you of the role that a Speech Pathologist may play in your child’s development if required.
Question: Is Speech Pathology and Speech Therapy the same thing?
Answer: Yes, Speech Pathology and Speech Therapy are the same thing.
Question: How much will Speech Pathology intervention cost?
Answer: At Complete Communication Speech Pathology, we understand the intervention is a financial commitment. We have structured our fees to be fair and accessible to everyone. Funding options may be available as explained above. Please contact Kimberley to discuss Speech Pathology intervention and the cost involved.
Question: How long will my child need to attend speech pathology intervention?
Answer: This depends on your child’s individual needs and will be discussed with you in the initial sessions. Some children need a ‘kick start’ while others require more long term therapy.