About SMC

At SMC Speech Pathology based in Moonee Ponds, Melbourne, we pride ourselves on providing a quality service. Our aim is to improve the quality of life for all children who require support be it for a simple lisp or for a more severe disability. We strive to provide evidence based practice and care above and beyond what is necessary or expected. We are approachable and always willing to listen to parents/guardians, as your thoughts, feelings and expertise as a parent are always welcome.

Funding

SMC Speech Pathology is a registered Medicare Australia Provider allowing eligible clients with complex or chronic care needs to access a Medicare Rebate for some Speech Pathology sessions each calendar year.

 

SMC Speech Pathology is a registered service provider and therefore your child may be eligible for some Medicare Rebates.

 

Chronic Disease Management Program

SMC Speech Pathology is a registered Medicare Australia Provider allowing eligible clients with complex or chronic care needs to access a Medicare Rebate for some Speech Pathology sessions each calendar year. Your GP can confirm whether your child is eligible for the service or for further information visit https://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/mbsprimarycare-chronicdiseasemanagement.

 

 

Helping Children with Autism Program

SMC Speech Pathology is a registered Medicare Australia Provider allowing eligible clients to make claims for services through Medicare. The Helping Children with Autism Program assists children with Autism or any other pervasive developmental disorder such as Rett’s Disorder or Asperger’s Syndrome. Children who are eligible for this service may be able to access up to 4 diagnostic assessment sessions and/or 20 early treatment sessions with a rebate from Medicare Australia. For further information visit

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/autism-children

 

Department of Social Services

Autism Early Intervention (AEI)/Better Start Initiative (BSI)

SMC Speech Pathology is an accredited provider for AEI and for the BSI for children. Children who may have some of the following disabilities: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Fragile X or hearing-impairment may be able to use their approved funding to access our services. For further information visit http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/children_disability

 

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

SMC Speech Pathology is an accredited provider for the NDIS. The NDIS was introduced to help people with permanent or significant disabilities and their families (or carers) with the financial costs of care, help and support. 

 

For more information about funding options or to make an appointment please contact the clinic.