Services - Speech Pathology & Nutrition

  • With years experience as a Speech Pathologist, Nutritionist, Educator and Mentor, Karen will collaborate with you and your family toward achieving your goals. Karen is here to help you access your communication and swallowing needs. 

  • Access 2 Speech Pathology provides in clinic consultations, home and aged care visits and session via telehealth. 

  • Medical, developmental, nutritional, social or emotional factors can contribute to concerns for infants and children with their communication and swallowing. 

  • Ongoing speech, language, literacy, fluency and voice concerns in infancy and childhood can lead to concerns in the teenage years and into adulthood.

  • Dysphagia (swallowing concerns) can occur at any age. Speech Pathologists manage safe swallowing with clients and families and assist with modified diets and recommendations for eating and drinking.

  • Through a comprehensive assessment, Access 2 Speech Pathology works to understand the underlying concerns you may have with communication and swallowing.  

  • An individualised treatment plan is developed and implemented in collaboration with the client and their family and seeking support from other health professionals may occur. 

  • Access 2 Speech Pathology is currently taking new clients. 

  • Bookings for paediatric, children, teenagers and adults can be made on 0400836254 or through contacting Karen on access2speech@gmail.com

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National Disability Insurance (NDIS) - Speech Pathology

Access to Communication and Safe Swallowing for NDIS participants

  • Access 2 Speech Pathology is able to accept NDIS clients from self managed or plan managed funds as we are not registered as an NDIS provider at this time.

  • For self managed clients payment from the family is required on the day whilst the family is responsible for claiming funds back from NDIS after payment using the processes for self-managed participants.

  • For plan managed clients an invoice will be sent to the respective plan manager following the consultation on behalf of the client.

  • Further information can be obtained from Access 2 Speech Pathology direct if you have further questions on access2speech@gmail.com or call us on 04008362354. 

Community Speech Pathology

Community Speech Pathology

Medicare, Private Health Insurance & Private Services

  • Access 2 Speech Pathology is accessible privately with several methods of payment or rebates available. Please contact the clinic for our Schedule of Fees. Fees are payable on the day of service for private clients and self-managed NDIS clients. Invoicing occurs for plan-managed NDIS clients only. 

  • Cancellation fees apply if less than 48 hours’ notice is provided for a cancelled appointment (with the exception of emergency or a sudden illness).

Private Health Funds

  • Please speak to your private health insurer to determine whether you are eligible for speech pathology rebates. You will need to pay for your appointment and claim back any private health rebates direct from your private health insurer.

  • Please check with your health fund regarding potential claim entitlements under your policy. A gap payment will be required.

  • Nutrition rebates are available through Medibank private only.

Medicare Rebates

  • Access 2 Speech Pathology is a registered provider with Medicare. Medicare rebates are available through your doctor for eligible clients. Medicare rebates may be available for some children under the Chronic Disease Management Program (formally the Enhanced Primary Care plan).  Please speak to your GP for more information about a Medicare referral. 

  • A maximum of 5 sessions per calendar year may be claimed from an allied health professional.

  • Speech Pathology Health Service may also be available for a person who is of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent via Medicare. Please check for your availability to this rebate. 

  • See your GP for advice about eligibility and referral for Medicare rebates (with the exception of Medicare HCWA services, which require a Paediatrician and/or Psychiatrist referral). A gap payment will be required.

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Telehealth Services

Access 2 Speech Telehealth

  • Research evidence shows Speech Pathology can be provided effectively through Telehealth (telecommunications, such as zoom and through phone calls).

  • Telehealth is an effective and alternate proven way to access speech pathology services in rural and remote regions. It is a safe, easy, economical way of providing services.

  • Telehealth has provided important access to health services during our recent and ongoing COVID19 pandemic and is likely to continue to provide vital services to the health sector during uncertain times. 

  • Access to an adequate telecommunication connection, desktop or laptop computer in a private area is needed.

  • It enables clients to continue to receive important care for important developmental stages and provides safe swallowing management which prevents interruption.

  • Access 2 Speech Pathology currently has telehealth appointments available. Fees are the same as private clients or NDIS fees. Contact us for our Schedule of Fees. 

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Clinical Nutrition

Nutritional Consultations

  • Nutritional consultations with Karen Green involve delving into and becoming your personal health detective. She wants to know why you have the health issues you do, what you have tried before, what makes your condition worse or better. Exploring health is what these sessions are about using evidence based research. 

  • Having trained for many years and providing professional consultations to many clients as a Clinical Nutritionist and Herbalist, Karen works with you to address your nutritional health concerns. Karen is passionate about you gaining the health you deserve so you can lead a vibrant healthy life.

  • Gastrointestinal Issues

  • Thyroid Health

  • Adrenal Fatigue

  • Allergies & Sensitivities

  • Karen is here to support you on your journey toward better health. Make an appointment today to discussion your health and nutrition needs on access2speech@gmail.com.