Brindabella Hearing & Speech Centre actively seeks accreditation to provide government funded or subsidised products and services in all programs related to hearing, speech and language health.
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- Medicare Rebates for Audiology
- Australian Government Hearing Services Program
- National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
- Medicare Benefits Schedule Primary Care Items (formerly Enhanced Primary Care)
As of 1 March 2023, some diagnostic Audiology services are now eligible for Medicare rebates when referred by a Medical Practioner (including GPs).
For details including Medicare Item Numbers and rebates please visit Medicare Benefits Schedule Item 82315 [external link].
Brindabella Hearing & Speech Centre is accredited to provide pensioners, Australian Defence Force members, war veterans and some others with free hearing services and hearing aids under the Australian Government Hearing Services Program administered by the Department of Health. If you are eligible for this program but require something more sophisticated than the free hearing aids on offer, you have the option of 'topping up' with your own money to access the full range of modern solutions.
The Government has provided us with an online facility that lets us apply for services on your behalf. Give us a ring on 02 6281 2311 and we will be happy to do the work for you!
Similarly, if you wish to relocate from another hearing provider for any reason, ring us on 02 6281 2311 and we will organise the Government paperwork for you, and handle the file request from your old provider.
For details on eligibility and available services please visit The Australian Government Hearing Services Program [external link].
On 1 July 2014, the National Disability Insurance Scheme began rolling out in the ACT to provide disabled people with increased control over selection of the products and services that would best help them.
Brindabella Hearing & Speech Centre can provide services to Self Managed and Provider Managed NDIS participants.
For details on eligibility and funding please visit the NDIS website [external link].
The Department of Health and Ageing, through its Medicare Benefits Schedule, provides funding assistance to eligible families for services from Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists. For more information please visit MBS Primary Care Items [external link], and in particular the following schemes that have funded Medicare services performed by Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists:
- Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Medicare Items [external link]
- Better Start for Children with Disability initiative [Medicare external link]
Better Start for Children with Disability initiative [DSS external link]
- Helping Children with Autism program [Medicare external link]
Helping Children with Autism program [DSS external link]
We know government scheme information can be a challenge to interpret, so if in doubt please do not hesitate to contact us with your queries.