You don’t need a referral to make an appointment but you may want to see your GP or paediatrician to see if you are eligible for a Medicare rebate for Occupational Therapy services.
If you are unsure whether OT can help or if you want to have a chat to discuss your needs, please email with some details about your concerns and I would be happy to try and answer any questions. If I’m not the right person to help you, I will try to point you in the right direction to find a service that can.
Booking an appointment
- Please call or email to discuss booking an appointment..
- Appointments are 45 minutes duration.
- After school appointments are currently fully booked.
Fees are charged according the current NDIS price guide.
NDIS – $193.99/hr
All NDIS appointments are billed by the hour and include a 45 minute in room session, plus 15 minutes for preparation, intervention planning, clinical follow up and notes. The fees quoted here are for clinic based appointments. Additional fees apply for travel and are charged as per the NDIS price guide. All fees will be discussed with you when doing your service agreement. Tropics OT will always be completely transparent about fees and charges so you will never get any unexpected surprises as your plan progresses.
(Formerly Enhanced Primary Care Plan)
Chronic Disease Management Plan
Please ask your GP if you are eligible for a CDM plan. This will allow you to claim a Medicare rebate of $56.00 for up to 5 sessions per calendar year of Occupational Therapy (out-of-pocket costs still apply). A GP referral is required and your doctor needs to complete the necessary referral paperwork. Families with an eligible Medicare plan receive a concession rate for services provided but out of pocket cost still apply.
Initial assessment – $195
Standard appointment – $185 (concession rate for your remaining Medicare sessions)
Medicare rebate – $56.00
A formal report is not included as part of the initial assessment as not all families require one and this helps to keep costs down. If you require a report, an additional fee applies. A summary letter will be sent to your GP in compliance with Medicare requirements and a copy provided for your records upon request.
Medicare items for Helping Children with Autism / Better Start Disability
Medicare items are available with an appropriate referral from a paediatrician or psychiatrist for children under the age of 13 to assist with the diagnosis of the child or for ongoing therapy following diagnosis. These sessions are usually shared between different allied health professionals.
Assessment/diagnosis– 4 sessions
Treatment/management– 20 sessions
These sessions are the total number available not an annual entitlement. Once used there are no further rebates available under this program.
Initial assessment – $195
Standard appointment – $185 (concession rate for remaining Medicare sessions)
Report – billed pro-rata at hourly rate
Medicare rebate – $77.80