Funding Pathways for Services
Medicare subsidizes up to 10 sessions per year with an approved Mental Health Care Plan referral from your GP. This is not required to work with our clinicians.
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
The NDIS provides funding to eligible people based on their individual needs. Every NDIS participant has an individual plan that lists their goals and the funding they have received. NDIS participants use their funding to purchase supports and services that will help them achieve their goals.
The Helping Children with Autism (HCWA) package is an Australian Government initiative providing support for children aged 0 – 6 years with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), their families and carers. The package covers a range of initiatives and services, including funding for therapies.
Chronic Disease Management Plan
If you have multiple clinicians involved in the treatment of your healthcare you may be eligible for the Chronic Disease Management Plan. This plan, provided by your GP will subsidise up to five sessions with a multidisciplinary team.
If you have private health they may subsidise up to $500 per calendar year. This cannot be used with Medicare but instead of or as a continuation for the service after you've expired your Medicare sessions. You'll need to call your individual insurer to see what your coverage is. This is not required to work with our clinicians.
FaHCSIA (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs) is a federal government funding initiative for children who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Pervasive Developmental Delay (PDD).
If you are unable to afford the private pay cost and you have no other funding options available to you, LOC is an educational practice. Which means you are able to work with our provisional psychologists for a fraction of the cost of working with our senior clinicians. This option is available to 100% of the enquiries and referrals made to LOC and is NOT based on income or need. If you wish to utilise this service, please mention this at the time of your phone call with our administration team.