If you are a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Participant with therapeutic supports in your plan, you can access many NDIS-funded services at our health centres. Your Community Health wants to take the difficulty out of the transition. So I have answered some common questions about the NDIS and how to access services.
1. What is the NDIS?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of funding and providing disability support. It gives you more choice in what, how and when you receive supports. People who are under 65 years old and have a permanent or significant disability may be eligible for NDIS. You can request some Your Community Health services when making your plan.
2. Can I access NDIS services at Your Community Health?
Yes! If you are an NDIS Participant with therapeutic supports in your plan, you can access the following NDIS-funded services at our health centres:
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech Pathology
- Dietetics & Nutrition
3. How do I become an NDIS Participant?
You can apply for NDIS funding online or telephone 1800 800 110.
In the North East Melbourne region (covering Whittlesea, Nillumbik, Yarra, Darebin and Banyule), the Brotherhood of St Laurence coordinates NDIS services. You can contact them directly on 1300 275 634 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Can Your Community Health help me make my NDIS Plan?
If you are a current HACC client, we can give you copies of your clinical assessments to help you to make your NDIS plan. Many HACC clients can choose to continue your current Your Community Health services with us as part of your NDIS plan.
Meanwhile, we will continue your services as usual. Contact us on (03) 8470 1111 or email@example.com, or talk to your health worker for assistance.
5. I am not eligible for NDIS, what can I do?
The government has agreed to make sure you can continue to get the services you need. Let us know if you can’t get NDIS support and we can talk to you about your options and how we can help. Call us on (03) 8470 1111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.