Funding & Helpful Information

Can I obtain funding to use Fabic services?

There are several options for gaining support with funding for Fabic’s services. Funding is the responsibility of our clients to source for themselves. Below we have provided a list of funding bodies and organisations that you may be eligible for. The result of your funding application will be based on you meeting the criteria as established by the specific funding organisations and is independent of Fabic.

Medicare

Medicare rebates are available for Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy and Psychology clinical services. You will require a Chronic Disease Management Plan referral for any of these services or a Better Access to Mental Healthcare Plan referral for Psychology and Occupational Therapy. Referrals will need to be obtained from your GP to access these rebates. Please note due to Tanya Curtis’ unique qualifications, her services are not eligible for rebates.

ATAPS (Gold Coast Primary Health Network)

ATAPS is a Commonwealth-funded program for the provision of short-term, evidence-based psychological services for people with mental disorders.

Funding is available through the Gold Coast Primary Health Network (GCPHN) for individuals requiring primary mental health care who are not able to afford Medicare-subsidised mental health services.

You will need to specifically request an ATAPS Mental Healthcare Plan referral from your GP which will then need to be approved by ATAPS in order to access a certain number of funded appointments. You will need to meet the criteria to obtain this referral.

Eligible clients can receive up to 12 free individual counselling sessions at Fabic’s consulting rooms. Initially an individual can access up to six sessions with an ATAPS referral and a further six sessions if recommended after review by the referring General Practitioner, Psychiatrist or Paediatrician.

Eligibility and exclusion criteria apply. For further information, please click here.

Private Health

If you have Private Health and are seeking Fabic's Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy and/or Psychology services, it is your responsibility to check what rebates are offered through your health fund. You will also need to check how much your health fund will pay towards your appointments as Fabic staff will not be able to advise you of an exact price due to the varying health funds and your specific health fund benefits.

Helping Children with Autism Early Intervention Package (HCWA)


The Helping Children with Autism Package allows for those who have the required documentation from their local autism advisor to access Fabic’s clinical and training services up until the child’s 7th birthday (subject to eligibility).

Further information on HCWA approved services at Fabic.

Autism Advisors:

State/Territory

Contact Number

QLD

1800 428 847 or (07) 3273 0000

Email: aap@autismqld.com.au

NSW

1300 978 611 or (02) 8977 8345

ACT

(02) 6176 0515

VIC

1300 424 499 or (03) 9657 1608

TAS

1300 288 476 or (03) 6278 9985

SA

1300 288 476 or (08) 8379 6976

WA

1800 636 427 or (08) 9489 8900

NT

(08) 8947 4800 or Fax: (08) 8947 4811

Better Start for Children with Disability

The Better Start for Children with Disability Program is for those who have written approval to access Fabic’s clinical and training services up until the child’s 7th birthday.

Further information on the Fabic services available through the BSCD initiative.

http://betterstart.net.au/

State and Territory Carer Associations Contacts:

State/Territory

Contact Number

QLD

Phone: (07) 3900 8100


Email: betterstart@carersqld.com.au

Web: http://carersqld.asn.au/

NSW

Phone: (02) 9280 4744


Email: betterstart@carersnsw.asn.au

Web: www.carersnsw.asn.au

ACT

Phone: (02) 6296 9900


Email: betterstart@carersact.asn.au

Web: www.carersact.asn.au

VIC

Phone: 1800 242 636


Email: betterstart@carersvictoria.org.au

Web: www.carersvictoria.org.au

TAS

Phone: (03) 6231 5507


Email: betterstart@carerstas.org

Web: http://www.carerstas.org/

SA

Phone: (08) 8291 5600


Email: betterstart@carers-sa.asn.au

Web: www.carers-sa.asn.au

WA

Phone: 1800 242 636


Email: betterstart@carerswa.asn.au

Web: http://www.carerswa.asn.au/

NT

Phone: (08) 8944 4888


Email: carersnt@carersnt.asn.au

Web: http://carersnt.asn.au/

Local Disability Service:


There will be organisations within your local community that may be able to offer financial support to gain clinical interventions. Often these organisations are funded by state or commonwealth initiatives. You will need to research your local area to see if this option is available to you. Some that have supported clients in the past include:

  1. Commonwealth Respite & Carelink Centres - 1800 052 222
  2. Act for Kids

                        Brisbane – (07) 3357 9444

                        Gold Coast Tallebudgera – (07) 5508 3800

                        North Queensland – (07) 4779 0611

                        Far North Queensland – (07) 4033 8500

                        Gold Coast Labrador – (07) 5537 5040

  1. Sheppard’s Community Services – (07) 5656 0555
  2. Lifeline – 131114

State Disability Services:


Some state disability services are able to provide financial support for you to seek services from Fabic. This is up to you to organise but please contact your state disability service to seek information relevant to you:

State/Territory Service

Contact

QLD - Disability services Queensland (DSQ)

Phone: 1800 177 120

Web: www.disability.qld.gov.au

NSW - Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care
 (DADHC)

Phone: (02) 8270 2000

Web: www.dadhc.nsw.gov.au

VIC - Disability Services Victoria

Phone: 1800 783 783

Web: www.dhs.vic.gov.au

TAS - Department Health & Human Service (DHHS)

Phone: 1300 135 513

Web: www.dhhs.tas.gov.au

SA - Disability SA (DSA)

Phone: 1300 786 117

Web: www.sa.gov.au

WA

Phone: 1800 998 214

Web: www.disability.wa.gov.au

NT

Phone: (08) 8999 240

Web: www.health.nt.gov.au

Commonwealth Services:



Some commonwealth agencies are able to provide support to those who meet their criteria. For further information, contact:

Commonwealth Respite & Carelink Centres

NDIS Funding

Fabic's services are also eligible for NDIS funding. For further information check out our special page on NDIS Funding and Fabic.