Fees

If you are reading this because you are searching for a Speech-Language Pathologist or Psychologist, please consider that neither the lowest or the highest fees necessarily means you are getting the best value for money or the intervention that will best suit you. The high level of training and experience of the professionals in this practice means that straight forward issues are often resolved much more quickly as current researched practice is used and we pride ourselves on being up to date with evidence based practice that works.

 
This practice is not in the business of making unnecessary money from people. We aim to provide a high quality service whilst covering costs as well as professional fees. Session times may vary from what is listed below but possible changes in cost will be negotiated prior to the session rather than as a surprise to our clients. e.g. if a longer assessment or therapy session may be required to make the difference in understanding or meeting someone’s communication needs.
 
NDIS clients

Our practice is registered with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and NDIS hourly rates are charged for both therapy and report writing. Please use their access checker at www.ndis.gov.au to see if you may be eligible for this service.  We are a registered NDIS practice which means we can see Agency, Plan or Self Managed clients and rates are just below what the hourly NDIS recommended rates are.  We will complete an ongoing service agreement with you once therapy needs are understood so that all financial agreements are transparently understood by both you and the practice, protecting us all.

 

To secure an assessment session or therapy appointment once offered one, you will need to complete our online paperwork which will be sent to you as soon as possible after receiving it otherwise the appointment will be offered to someone else on our waitlist.  NDIS determined cancellation fees may apply if you do not give enough notice of a cancellation or do not attend an appointment without notifying us.  Self managed clients are required to pay on the day where possible but strictly within 7 days if needing to claim back first or ongoing appointments may be cancelled

 

Full Fee Paying Clients

We welcome families to the practice who have chosen or need to fund assessments and therapy themselves.  We are able to accept all private health insurance claims as long as our services are listed under your “extras” benefits.  In order to secure your appointment for assessment or therapy.  You may also be eligible for a Care Plan as referred by your GP (please see below)

 

Due to our long waitlists, you will need to complete our online paperwork which will be sent to you as soon as possible after receiving it otherwise the appointment will be offered to someone else.  A $50 non-refundable credit card deposit will also need to be made at the time of booking.  This $50 will be deducted from your first session fee once you have attended.  Should you fail to attend that appointment or successfully negotiate a rescheduling of that appointment, the $50 will be retained as an admin fee by the practice.

 

All credit card details are stored securely and in line with Federal Government rules relating to secure storage of such information.  Your card will not be used for any other purposes other than what has been agreed to in your initial paperwork or as requested by you during the course of therapy.

 

Medicare Plans

Good Prospects is also registered as a Medicare Enhanced Primary Care Provider for those families who have been approved under this plan by their GP to receive a rebate for up to 5, 10 or 20 sessions depending on diagnosis. Psychology but not Speech pathology clients may also be eligible for a Mental Health Care plan from their GP.

Please see the Medicare Allied Health brochure for further details.
 
Service agreements are made with all clients on or before the first appointment. Cancellation fees do apply if sufficient notice is not given for non-attendance of a planned appointment.
 
Please email contact@goodprospects.com.au or phone 08 8182 3335 if you would like more information about what this practice can offer.