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Celebrating Diversity

Funding Pathways for Services

Medicare

Medicare subsidises up to 10 sessions per year with an approved Mental Health Care Plan referral from your GP.  While this is not required to work with our clinicians, you will require a MHCP to be eligible for medicare rebates. 

Private Health

If you have private health please refer to your private health fund for your funding limit.  You cannot use your private health with Medicare. You can use instead of Medicare or as a continuation of 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.

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.

HCWA

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.

FaHCSIA 

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).

Sliding Scale

If you are unable to afford the private pay cost and you have no other funding options available to you, Left of Centre 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 Left of Centre 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.

Chronic Disease and Complex Needs Initiative

If you have multiple clinicians involved in the treatment of your healthcare you may be eligible for the Chronic Disease and Complex Needs Initiative.  This plan, provided by your GP will subsidise up to five sessions with a multidisciplinary team.