The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a Commonwealth Government initiative to support Australians living with a disability, and their family and carers. The NDIS supports Australians with disability to build their skills and capacity to participate in the community through access to funded and unfunded supports.
Individuals who are eligible for an NDIS plan meet with their planner to discuss their goals and supports. They are then provided with a plan detailing this information and any funding provided by the NDIS. Once a plan is provided, families can use this plan and funding to access supports through their preferred, NDIS-registered provider. The NDIS provides a free online checklist to determine if you or your child are eligible.
CliniKids is a registered NDIS provider able to provide therapy services to individuals with an eligible NDIS plan. CliniKids will work with you and your family to develop a therapy plan in line with your goals for your child. Contact us for more information.
Children who are likely to require ongoing therapy from a multidisciplinary team may be eligible for a Chronic Disease Management Plan through their General Practitioner (GP). If a GP feels a child would benefit from a Chronic Disease Management Plan they can refer them to a Medicare-approved provider for five therapy sessions per calendar year, partially funded through Medicare. CliniKids accepts all Chronic Disease Management Plan referrals and will work with your GP and other allied health professionals to support your child. More information regarding Chronic Disease Management plans can be accessed through the Department of Health Website.
CliniKids offers privately-funded services for any individual who wishes to pay for their services, either because they are not eligible for government funding, or because they would like additional services to those funded by the government. Private health insurance rebates may be available for some services depending on your insurer and level of cover. Please contact us if you would like to discuss privately-funded therapy options.