You can contact the clinic directly and do NOT require a referral from someone in order to access psychological or allied health services at our clinic. However, if you would like to receive services under Medicare or subsidised/funded by a Government organisation, then you will need a referral. As such, All Abilities Child & Family Therapy Centre is proud to be able to provide services through the following finding and subsidy options:
Medicare (GP, Paediatritian, or Psychiatrist Referral)
To receive services under Medicare you will require a referral from a General Practitioner, Paediatrician, or Psychiatrist. These medical practitioners will first assess your health needs to ensure a referral to a psychologist or allied health professional is most appropriate for you. Then they will arrange a referral, for which you may state you would prefer a particular psychologist or allied health professional, however the medical practitioner has the final say whom they refer you to. For a medical practitioner to be able to refer you to a psychologist or allied health professional, they themselves must be registered with Medicare, as all of our team are:
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
If you have a NDIS funding package (either from Queensland or Interstate), we are able to provide services and therapies under this scheme. See our NDIS page here
Helping Children with Autism (HCWA) and Better Start for Children with a Disability (better start)
Early Intervention Funding: Children under the age of 6 years with an eligible diagnosis can access funding of up to $12,000.00 for services and therapies from registered providers. All Abilities Child & Family Therapy Services is a registered provider for these services. The funding ceases on the child's seventh birthday.
Funding under Medicare: Children under the age of 13 years can access HCWA or Better Start specific Medicare items for assessment or intervention. However, these items can only be accessed by a referral from a Paediatrician or Psychiatrist and cease on the child's 15th birthday.
Find further information by clicking here or by contacting our clinic.
Private Health Funds
All Abilities Child & Family Therapy Centre is registered with many private health funds and can provide eligible services as part of your private health fund cover. If you are unsure, check with your health fund what services you are eligible for as eligible services and rebates vary across different funds.