Referrals and Rebates
Anyone can book an appointment or assessment with Growing Minds Speech Pathology. You do not need a referral.
Referals and rebates
You may wish to ask your GP about referring your child under a Chronic Disease Management (CDM) plan. If deemed eligible by your GP, your child may be able to access Medicare rebates for up to 5 therapy sessions. The rebate for each session is currently $53.80.
You and your GP can find out more about this on my resource page.
During COVID-19, children eligible for a CDM referral will be bulk billed for services under new, temporary Medicare item numbers created for Telehealth sessions. There will be no out of pocket expenses for these 5 sessions. These sessions are 30 minutes long.
If you have private health insurance you may be eligible for rebates, check with your provider for more information.
Growing Minds can support National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) clients who are 'plan managed' or 'self managed.'
Please contact for current prices. Length of appointment will vary according to need.
Initial assessments for preschool age children are typically 60 - 90 minutes long.
Literacy and Language assessments for school age children take between 2 - 4 hours face to face assessment time. We may chose to spread this over several appointments to reduce fatigue for your child. Analysis and interpretation for reports may incur additional fees.
Therapy sessions are 30, 45 or 60 minutes long.