Fees and Funding

  • All our services are charged at an hourly rate of $193.99. Services are personalised to each clients needs and generally include a combination of face-to-face time as well as behind the scenes work and follow up activities.
  • A standard therapy session goes for 60 minutes (45 minutes face to face and 15 minutes of preparation and updating the clients progress notes).
  • Travel is charged at a one way rate of 10, 20 and 30 minute increments. Travel time is negotiated with the therapist when establishing a mobile service.  Travel time is inclusive of driving time, difficulty of parking as well as any administrative tasks such as signing into schools or aged care facilities.

Fee Schedule (Commenced 12 August 2019)

Service Type Price WHAT IS INCLUDED
Free Initial Consultation $0.00 45 minute session.  Includes 15 minutes of administration time and 30 minutes face to face with a clinician.
Standard Consultation $193.99 60 minute session. Includes 45 minutes face to face and 15 minutes of non-face to face supports including session preparation and progress notes.
Compact Consultation $145.49 45 minute session. Includes 30 minutes face to face and 15 minutes of non-face to face supports including session preparation and progress notes.
Assessment $193.99 Per hour of face to face time.
Report Writing $193.99 Per hour of non-face to face time. May include scoring assessments, client specific research and other related activities. Reports to 3rd Parties are GST inclusive.
Cancellation 90% 90% of session rate plus any travel conducted for any cancellation or failure to attend with less than 24 hours notice. Cancellation fee may be waived upon provision of a medical certificate.
Follow up services $193.99 Per hour (billed in 5 minute increments). Includes additional reporting and intervention time, professional consultations, program development, resource planning, casefile collation and any phone or email consultation where the clients intervention plan is discussed.
Counselling $193.99 75 minute session. Includes 60 minutes face to face and 15 minutes of non-face to face supports including session preparation and progress notes.
Travel Price WHAT IS INCLUDED
Travel 10 minutes $32.33 One way travel to/from appointment
Travel 20 minutes $64.66
Travel 30 minutes $97.00
Additional Information

Free Initial Consultation

Where you will meet with one of our speech therapists in our clinic who will make an informal observation and recommendation on services from there, as well as determining who will be an appropriate therapist to provide these services

Standard Consultation/Assessment

  • 45 minutes face to face with the Speech Therapist
  • 15 minutes of non-face to face time including preparation and progress notes

Extended Sessions 

We may recommend a longer consultation time if the client’s needs are complex.  Additional charges will be in 5-minute increments

Compact Sessions 

We understand that for some of our clients, 45 minutes of face to face time may be difficult to manage. We can offer a Compact session in these circumstances.

  • 30 minutes of face to face time
  • 15 minutes of non-face to face time including preparation and progress notes

Report writing 

Is per hour of non-face to face time which may include

  • Scoring assessments
  • Client specific research
  • Mealtime plans
  • Writing letters to support applications for funding,
  • Communicating a client’s needs to another setting or professional when requested
  • And other related activities

Follow Up Services 

Follow up services include:

  • Correspondence with schools, other health professionals or educators where the client’s intervention plan is discussed
  • Communicating with the speech therapist outside of a scheduled consultation or assessment session
  • Additional reporting, consultation or assessment time, resource creation and program development.

Cancellations 

Our cancellation fee is 90% of the consultation or assessment plus any travel conducted. This is if a cancellation is made with less than 24 hours’ notice or failure to attend the scheduled appointment. You can cancel and reschedule your appointment online via our website www.eatspeaklearn.com.au by clicking on the ‘Book Online Appointment’ link on the home page. If you or you child is sick we can waive this fee on presentation of a medical certificate.

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Insurance | MEDICARE NDIS | Private Health fund

Insurance 

Eat Speak Learn are proud to deliver services to a whole range of providers. We will work with clients that have third party funding arrangements. We understand that there is often added complexity to the administrative requirements but don’t panic, we’ll work with your case manager on those things so that you can focus on.

Medicare

Please CLICK HERE to find out more about Medicare

NDIS

NDIS Eat Speak Learn is a registered NDIS provider in the ACT. If speech pathology services are part of your NDIS plan, we can assist by providing a range of services to help you meet your goals and objectives.

There are three streams of NDIS funding: Agency Managed, Plan-Managed and Self-Managed. We are able to deliver services across each of these funding types. If you’re unsure of what type of funding is right for you, what type of funding you have, or if you are having difficulty drawing funds from the NDIS than rest assured, we have a dedicated staff member who is available to schedule some time with to assist you.

We understand that the system can sometimes be complex, confusing and even frustrating. We are big believers in the NDIS and we will help you as best we can to understand and thrive with your plan. All NDIS clients need a service agreement in place before we deliver services. We will start this process before you receive any charged sessions. Our service agreements are tailored to meeting your plan goals and objectives. As such, we request that this part of your plan is provided up front.

Eat Speak Learn follows a best practice approach to the way we deliver therapy. As such, we will make a recommendation of the required assessments and then therapy before we discuss funding arrangements with you. In the instance that you do not have sufficient funding to cover our recommendation then we will work with you to develop a plan around how to best meet your goals and objectives within the limits of your plan.

We provide NDIS reports and quotes for AAC equipment. These reports and quotes are critical for the NDIS to assess your on-going funding requirements. It is for this reason that it is critical that we are personalising your services to meet your plan goals and objectives.

Private Health Fund

Speech Pathology Services are often covered by your private health fund. As a registered Medicare provider we are automatically registered with a number of private health funds however we recommend you check with your health fund in advance to be sure. Our invoices will contain the relevant information you require to make a claim.