Funding & Rebates

Private Health

Many private health companies include Occupational Therapy services under ‘Extra’s cover’. Please contact your private health fund to find out whether your plan covers Occupational Therapy services. HICAPS facilities are available at the clinic.

Item numbers:

  • 100 Individual Assessment Session
  • 200 Individual Treatment Session- Subsequent to Initial
  • 250 Individual Treatment Session- Long Consultation (>30 mins)
  • 300 Group Treatment Session

NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme)

Synchrony Occupational Therapy welcome clients under Plan Managed and Self Managed NDIS plans.  The NDIA can be contacted on 1800 800 110 to start the process and schedule a planning meeting.  If your child already has a plan, please bring a copy of this plan to your first appointment.


Medicare Rebates:

Chronic Disease Management Plan (CDM)

Item number 10958
This plan entitles children with complex needs to 5 Medicare rebated sessions per calendar year. The rebate is approximately $52.95 per session. In order to access this plan you need to gain a referral from your GP, it is then necessary to bring the completed referral form to your therapy session.

Helping Children WIth Autism (HCWA)

Assessment item number 82010
Treatment item number 82025

This plan entitles children with ASD to 4 Medicare rebated assessment sessions in the event that a diagnosis is being explored and a further 20 rebated treatment sessions. The rebate is approximately $74.80 per session. This is a lifetime benefit. In order to access this plan you need to gain a referral letter from your Paediatrician or Psychiatrist and bring this letter to your therapy session.

Better Start for Children with Disabilities (BSI)

Assessment item number 82010
Treatment item number 82025

This plan entitles children with Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Fragile X, Hearing Impairment or Visual Impairment to 4 Medicare rebated assessment sessions in the event that a diagnosis is being explored and a further 20 rebated treatment sessions. This is a lifetime benefit. In order to access this plan you need to gain a referral letter from your GP and bring this letter to your therapy session.