Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the Newcastle Kids Speech Pathology clinic located?
We are a mobile service and will travel to see the client at the most appropriate location. We travel to Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Maitland and some parts of the Hunter. Travel costs may be apply if the location is out of the area.
Do I need a referral from my GP?
No you do not need a referral. Feel free to call us to discuss your communication concerns.
Do you provide services to NDIS /NDIA participants?
Yes we do provide services for all NDIS participants. Feel free to call us to discuss your communication goals.
I have a Medicare Chronic Disease Management Plan/ Team Care Arrangements plan and/or private health insurance cover for Speech Pathology, will there be a gap cost?
Typically there is a small gap amount that you will have to pay. Please call us to discuss the cost.
Can I claim the cost of Speech Pathology services with my private health insurer?
Claiming the cost depends on the individual insurer and the level of cover that you have. Please contact your insurer. Newcastle Kids Speech Pathology provides services to all private paying clients, please call us to discuss the fee structure.
Do you assess clients for Assistive Technology, Communication devices and AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication)?
Yes NKSP do assess and recommend appropriate communication devices and AAC for client. We also provide therapy for clients to learn how to use the AAC as well as education for communication partners. Newcastle Kids Speech Pathology assess and recommend assistive technology for all clients, especially clients with language disorders, reading disorders and writing disorders.