Kid-Eze Therapy Services

For Parents & Teachers

Preparing your Pre-schooler for school

We often see preschool children with parents that have questions about whether or not their child is ‘ready for school’.  Whilst this question entirely depends on the child, there are a range of skills and tips that are useful in determining and preparing the child for starting school. 

Medicare Rebates

Some clients are now able to claim medicare rebates for up to five allied health consultations per calendar year (this includes occupational therapy sessions).  These clients must have an Enhanced Primary Care plan developed by their GP to state that they are eligible and being managed. 

The GP must use an allied health referral form to refer the client, & the allied health professional must be registered with Medicare. Please note all of our therapists at Kid-Eze Therapy Services are registered medicare providers. More information on this initiative is available from Medicare on phone 132 150 or visit http://www.hic.gov.au .  Alternatively, you are more than welcome to contact us for further information, as there is some eligibility criteria that your child must meet.

Medicare Items for Autism

From 1 July 2008, as part of the Australian Government’s $190 million Helping children with autism package, new Medicare items will be available for eligible allied health professionals (general psychologists, speech pathologists and occupational therapists) to provide assessment and treatment services to children with autism or any other pervasive developmental disorder (PDD).

The new items are in addition to the above existing Medicare items. Eligible children are able to access the new Autism Medicare items in addition to the Enhanced Primary Care and Better Access to Mental Health items. 

There are a range of Assessment and Treatment options available under these Medicare Items.