Family Connections Sydney offers a range of opportunities to assist you in seeking support for you and your child. Listed below is information about the funding options you can use to access our services.
You do not need a referral to see an Occupational Therapist. Please call the office to make an appointment. Any information you can provide us about your child will help ensure we are able to book the most appropriate type of service and therapist. If you have a referral from your GP, Paediatrician or Psychiatrist under a Medicare plan you will be able to receive a rebate for our services.
Medicare – Chronic Disease Management Plan (formerly Enhanced Primary Care Plan)
Our Occupational Therapists are registered with Medicare and you may be able to claim rebates for assessment and therapy if your GP or Paediatrician refers you under a Chronic Disease Management Plan. Please contact your GP to discuss whether you and/or your child are eligible. Further details are available through the Australian Government Department of Health Website: Department of Health | Chronic Disease Management – Individual Allied Health Services under Medicare – Patient Information
Medicare – Mental Health Care Plan
Our Senior Occupational Therapists are registered to provide services under a Medicare Mental Health Care Plan. You may be able to claim rebates for assessment and therapy if your GP or Paediatrician refers you under a Mental Health Care Plan. Please contact your GP to discuss whether you and/or your child may be eligible and refer to the Department of Health Website: https://www1.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/mental-ba-fact-pat
National Disability Insurance Scheme – NDIS
Family Connections Sydney is a Registered Provider for clients who have an NDIS plan. NDIA Managed, Plan Managed and Self-Funded plans are accepted. Areas of registration include: Capacity Building (Improved Daily Living) and Capacity Building Supports for Early Childhood (EC).
If you have private health insurance you may be able to claim a rebate for Occupational Therapy. Family Connections Sydney uses Hicaps (electronic claiming) to offer direct claiming at the time of your appointment. Rebates vary between different health funds and we advise you to check with your fund prior to making your appointment. Health funds generally pay a rebate on assessments which may be useful for you if you are needing to have your child formally assessed.