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260 Soldiers Point Road Salamander Bay, NSW
Phone: 02 4919 1171 Fax: 02 4919 1487 reception@wavelengths.com.au

Funding Options

Unfortunately we are not able to bulk bill our services, however there are a number of funding arrangements and fee help options that are available. Please phone our friendly reception staff to discuss the best option for your personal circumstances.

We are:

> Medicare, DVA, Worker’s Comp & Victims Services Accredited
> NDIS Team Care Approved
> FaHCSIA Accredited

Funding Options

Psychology

The recommended fee for a standard 45 – 60 minute psychological consultation is $246. However, we believe that financial circumstances should not be a barrier to receiving psychological and counselling support.

  • Initial Consultation: $173
  • Subsequent Consultations: $157

A Medicare rebate of $84.80 per session may apply if you hold a current GP referral. Under the Better Access to Mental Health Care program, eligible people are entitled to up to 10 individual session rebates per calendar year.

A referral is required to receive the first 6 rebates. After this, your referring GP will assess your progress to determine whether the remaining sessions are required.

We also offer reduced fee options for concession and health care card holders. Please call our reception to discuss the best option for you.

Occupational Therapy

Initial Assessment: The price varies depending on the type of assessment. Please call our reception to discuss what is required for you.

Subsequent Therapy Sessions (45 minutes):  $140

A Medicare rebate of $52.95 per session may apply if you hold a current GP referral. Under the Chronic Disease Management / Enhanced Primary Care plans, eligible people are entitled to a maximum of 5 individual session rebates in a calendar year.

Speech Therapy

Assessments

  • Initial Assessment (0-6yrs) – Speech, Language or Fluency: Parent interview, up to 60 minute session with your child, report writing = $200
  • Language Assessment (School Age): Parent interview, 60 minute session with your child, report writing, preparation of program = $250
  • Literacy Assessment (School Age): Parent interview, 60 minute session with your child, report writing, preparation of program = $250
  • Comprehensive Language & Literacy Assessment (School Age): Parent interview, up to 90 minute session with your child, report writing, preparation of therapy plan = $385

*On occasion, assessments may require further sessions. These will be charged at a therapy session rate.

Therapy

Includes individualised therapy program preparation, discussion with parent / teacher, and face-to-face intervention with your child.

  • 30 minutes: $80
  • 45 minutes: $120
  • 60 minutes: $150

A Medicare rebate of $52.95 per session may apply if you hold a current GP referral. Under the Chronic Disease Management / Enhanced Primary Care plans, eligible people are entitled to a maximum of 5 individual session rebates in a calendar year.

Dietitian

Initial Consultation (60 minutes): $85

Subsequent Consultations (45 minutes): $65

A Medicare rebate of $52.95 per session may apply if you hold a current GP referral. Under the Chronic Disease Management / Enhanced Primary Care plans, eligible people are entitled to a maximum of 5 individual session rebates in a calendar year.

We also offer reduced fee options for concession and health care card holders. Please call our reception to discuss the best option for you.

Osteopathy

Initial Consultation (45 minutes): $100

Subsequent Consultations (45 minutes): $90

Pensioner / Student Subsequent Consultations (45 minutes): $80

Consultations under a Medicare Referral (45 minutes): upfront fee of $80 with a Medicare rebate of $52.95 (for up to 5 rebates per calendar year)

Diagnostic Assessments

We offer a range of diagnostic assessments using various tools including:

Cognitive Assessments

  • Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI)
  • Wechsler Intelligence Scales for Children (WISC)
  • Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT)

Developmental Assessments

  • Griffith Mental Developmental Scales (GMDS)
  • Adaptive Behaviour Assessment System (ABAS)

Autism Spectrum Disorder & Behavioural Assessments

  • Autism Diagnostic Interview – Revised (ADI-R)
  • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS)
  • Parent & Teacher rating scales (Child Behaviour Checklist and Teacher Report Form)
  • Adaptive Behaviour Assessment System (ABAS)

To find out more about our assessment availability and pricing please call or email our reception.

Still not sure?

Contact our friendly reception staff who will be able to provide detailed information to suit your individual circumstances.

Questions or Concerns

Making a Booking / Referrals

You do not need a referral to come and see us, simply call or email our reception and we can book you in as a private client.

 

If you have a GP referral, you may be eligible to receive Medicare rebates for your appointments. You can discuss the option of obtaining a Mental Health Care Plan, Chronic Disease Management Plan or Enhanced Primary Care Plan directly with your GP. Alternatively, feel free to call or email our reception to discuss further.

How early should I turn up for my first appointment?

Please arrive 10 minutes before your initial appointment to allow plenty of time to find us (we have parking facilities out the back) and to complete the required paperwork prior to your appointment.

Is there anything I should bring, such as previous reports to my first appointment?

Please bring along any previous reports or documentation (from school or other health practitioners) that you think may contribute to the assessment process.

What if I need to cancel?

Wavelengths requires 24 hours notice if you need to reschedule/cancel an appointment; all appointments cancelled or postponed within 24 hours of their scheduled start time will be billed a cancellation fee (varies between different practitioners).

Please note that Medicare rebates cannot be claimed for missed appointments.

Payment Options

We take Debit / Credit card or Cash payments for all practitioners. Our Osteopath also has EFTPOS facilities with HICAPS.

HICAPS Facilities

Our Osteopath has HICAPS services, and we can process private health claims on the spot for her consults.  For all other services, we will provide an official receipt with provider and service numbers for you to be able to claim your rebate from your private health provider.

Services available under NDIS Funding

Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Dietitian services, and group / workshops are available under NDIS.

Are there easy parking options?

We have parking facilities located behind our offices. Simply follow the signs at the driveway.