Referrals and Funding
Barefoot OT is a private occupational therapy practice. You do not need a referral to see an OT unless you are requiring Medicare rebates. OT is a registered Medicare provider and a FaHCSIA provider. Please contact us for further information about fees and to book appointment.
You must have a current referral to be eligible for Medicare rebates. Referrals can be made by paediatricians, GPs and psychiatrists for Medicare sessions (see below for information).
Better Access to Mental Health Sessions - We can provide OT under the mental health plan
Helping Children with Autism / Better Start. There are rebates for children under age 15.
Chronic Disease Management Plan
Info fact sheets from amaze on rebates for ASD
DSS FaHCSIA Better Start
DSS provide funding through FaHCSIA for children with a variety of diagnoses listed below. This should be applied for before age 6 and be used before 7th birthday. For more information on Better Start look at http://betterstart.net.au/what-is-better-start/
DSS FaHCSIA HCWA Amaze
DSS also provide funding for children diagnosed with ASD. This should be applied for before age 6 and be used before 7th birthday.
For more information on Helping Children with Autism look at
Private health insurance
Some funds cover OT. Please check with your health insurance provider to see if you are eligible.