What Funding
do we accept?

At Butter Fish Services, we believe in offering accessible support services for everyone in need. That’s why we accept a range of funding sources, including NDIS, Medicare, private health insurance, and fee for service for self-funded clients.

There are no wait lists, and you don’t need a special doctor’s referral to get in touch.
Get the help you need sooner—contact our team to find out how we can assist.

The NDIS Groups

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is Australia’s national insurance scheme for people with disability. It provides funding directly to individuals and their service providers. Find out if you’re eligible for the NDIS.

Butter Fish Services is a registered and approved NDIS provider for:
CB Daily Activities, CB Relationships, Support Coordination, and Health and Wellbeing.

Improved Daily Living
(CB Daily Activities)

This includes the assessment, training, development and/or therapy to assist in the development or increase in skills for independence and community participation. Support can be delivered in groups or individually.

This includes:

  • Therapy Services
  • Therapy reports
  • Maintenance Therapy
  • Multidisciplinary Team Intervention
  • Early Childhood Early Intervention Support (ECEI)

Improved Relationships
(CB relationships)

This category is the provision of specialised assessment where the participant may have complex or unclear needs, requiring long term and/or intense supports to address behaviours of concern.

Supports include:

  • Behavioural Support/Intervention
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

NDIS Support Coordination

This category helps you find and connect with the best supports for you so you can live the life you want and achieve your goals.

This category includes three forms of NDIS Support Coordination:

  • Support Connection
  • Support Coordination
  • Specialist Support Coordination

Health & Wellbeing

This category helps you support, maintain or increase your physical mobility or wellbeing if that is limited by your disability. Our services in this category include:

  • Psychology
  • Counselling

To Learn more about the NDIS visit https://www.ndis.gov.au/

Medicare &
Mental Health Care Plans

Butter Fish Services accepts funding through Medicare. Visit your GP to discuss your options and to take a mental health assessment. You may be required to pay a gap fee, depending on whether your GP bulk bills.

If you have a mental health disorder, you and your doctor can create a plan to treat it. This plan will include goals, treatment options and available support services. A mental health treatment plan lets you claim up to 20 sessions with a mental health professional each calendar year. Your doctor can refer you to mental health professionals including psychiatrists, psychologists, counsellors, social workers and occupational therapists. For more information, visit Services Australia.

Private Health Insurance

Some aspects of mental health care can be covered on private health insurance, including hospital admissions and psychology services. Purchasing a private hospital policy may cover you for psychiatric treatment or drug and alcohol rehabilitation as a private patient. Some general treatment or extras policies also provide benefits towards psychology services and counselling. Waiting periods, benefits and limits vary between funds.

For more information visit the Commonwealth Ombudsman, learn more about and review the different policies available at www.privatehealth.gov.au, or contact your health fund directly.

Fee for Service

Anyone can access Butter Fish Services – even if you are self-funded.

If you’re not eligible for external funding through the NDIS, Medicare or private health insurance, you can also access Butter Fish Services by paying for services directly. Feel free to contact us to discuss your options.

Appointment
options.

You’ve spoken and we’ve listened.

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Telehealth Appointment

Access online therapy for 30-minutes
or 1-hour sessions.

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Face-to-face Appointment

Visit us for a face-to-face
appointment.

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