If you obtain a Mental Health Care plan from your GP, you may be able to obtain a Medicare rebate of $84.80. That is money back in your pocket.
If your child or adolescent meets the criteria for the Wesley Mission Psychological Therapies program, you may be able to access 12 fully funded sessions per calendar year.
NO OUT OF POCKET EXPENSE.
If your child's NDIS plan is listed "self managed" or "plan managed" then you can access the Discovery Skills Psychology service.
Those that are NDIA managed: watch this space.
The Department of Social Services manages two early childhood disability intervention programs - HCWA and Better Start. These programs provide supports to help make sure children with disability have the same choices, opportunities and experiences as other children. This is early intervention funding.
Please be advised that HCWA and Better Start are transitioning to the NDIS.