Did you know that there are numerous funding options available to patients to be fitted with Orthoses and Prostheses and all forms of Assistive Technologies.
We have provider numbers for all the major funding bodies and health funds and a member of AOPA which is the Australian Orthotic and Prosthetic Association.
NDIS: National Disability Insurance Scheme
The NDIS has provided people with disability more freedom to choose the disability services and support they need. They’ll have more control in planning how to make use of them, now and in the future.
Who is eligible?
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), a government body, runs the NDIS. They determine who is eligible to take part in the scheme.
You may be eligible for the NDIS if you:
• are an Australian citizen or permanent resident
• are under 65 years old (when you first use the scheme)
• have a permanent or lifelong disability or condition that stops you from doing everyday things yourself.
Click here to read more on the NDIS program
SWEP: State Wide Equipment Program
The State-wide Equipment Program (SWEP) is a sub-division of Ballarat Health Services which oversees a number of different 'assistive technology' programs.
SWEP provides Victorian people who either have a permanent or long-term disability or are frail aged with subsidised aids, equipment and home and vehicle modifications to enhance their independence and facilitate community participation.
What is SWEP?
The State-wide Equipment Program (SWEP) is managed by Ballarat Health Services. SWEP manages a number of different 'assistive technology' programs.
How can SWEP help you?
SWEP provides a subsidy towards the cost of equipment and/or modifications. This is to improve independence in your home, assist in community participation and support families and carers in their role. This is provided through a number of programs, details of which are available below. Reissue equipment will be provided where appropriate.
Click here to read more on the SWEP process
TAC: Transport Accident Commission
If you have been injured in a transport accident and require any of our services you maybe eligible for funding through TAC. Prior approval is normally required which is applied for after an initial consultation and assessment.
Click here to read more on how the TAC can help you, a family member or friend injured in a road accident
If you have been injured at work and require any of our services you maybe eligible for funding through workcover. Prior approval is normally required which is applied for after an initial consultation and assessment.
Click here to read more on how Worksafe can help you, a family member or friend injured in a workplace accident
Private Health Insurance:
We have provider numbers with all the major Health funds. You will have to check with your individual funds to see how much you receive back for the service you are provided. You generally require top ancillary cover to claim for orthoses and foot orthotics.
DVA: Department of Veterans Affairs
DVA funding maybe available for your Orthosis, Prosthesis or other assistive technologies.
Click here to read more on how the DVA can help you.