All therapists at The OT clinic are registered providers of Medicare Australia. You or your child may be eligible for one or more of the following Medicare plans.
Chronic Disease Management (CDM), previously known as the Enhanced Primary Care Plan (EPC):
This plan provides eligible clients with a partial rebate for up to 5 visits across a calendar year, per year for allied health services, including occupational therapy. Your child may be eligible for this plan if they have a chronic medical condition being managed by your GP. Your GP will determine whether or not your child is eligible for this treatment plan and will provide you with the CDM referral for you to bring to your appointment.
Helping Children with Autism pervasive developmental disorder plan (PDD):
This plan provides eligible clients with a partial rebate of up to 4 assessment sessions and up to 20 treatment sessions once in a lifetime up to the age of 12. This plan is issued by a paediatrician for accessing allied health services, including occupational therapy. If your child is eligible, your paediatrician will provide you with a referral to bring to your appointment.
The Better Access to Mental Health Care Plan:
This plan provides eligible clients with up to 10 Medicare subsidised sessions per year. Based on eligibility, this plan is issued by a GP and may be used with psychologists and occupational therapists who have been accredited to use this plan. The occupational therapists at The OT Clinic have been accredited by OT Australia, as well as Medicare to claim under the Better Access to Mental Health Care Plan.