Pricing

Umbo is a registered NDIS provider that offers speech and occupational therapy services to NDIS participants, private clients and organisations.

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NDIS Clients

Our NDIS pricing is based on the NDIS Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits. We invoice separately at these rates for direct time spent working with the client, and indirect time spent preparing notes, materials, writing reports or talking to key workers, teachers, etc. Most NDIS clients see a therapist for their ongoing sessions, but depending on the complexity of the client’s needs an allied health assistant may also be involved.

Session Length
Therapist

A qualified Speech Pathologist or Occupational Therapist

Allied Health Assistant

A therapy assistant working under the supervision of a qualified therapist

Initial consultation (2hrs)

$388

Not applicable

Short Session (30min)

$97

$43.40

Standard Session (45min)

$145.49

$65.09

Extended session (60min)

$193.99

$86.79

The table below shows the typical hours for different types of assessments. The quoted time includes analysis and report writing time. If the assessment and report takes significantly longer than predicted, we will be in touch.

Assessment Level
Standard Time

Level 1 Assessment 

2 hours

Level 2 Assessment 

5 hours

Level 3 Assessment 

10 hours

Level 4 Assessment

15 hours

SIL Assessment

20 hours minimum

Private Clients

Therapy

For private clients, we charge an overall price that includes both the time spent directly working with the client and any time spent outside the session preparing notes or materials. Depending on the complexity of the client’s needs, it may be possible to have an initial assessment with a therapist, and ongoing sessions with an allied health assistant under the supervision of the therapist.

To find out more about potential Medicare rebates or using private health insurance see our frequently asked questions.

Session Length
Therapist

A qualified Speech Pathologist or Occupational Therapist

Allied Health Assistant

A therapy assistant working under the supervision of a qualified therapist

Short Session (30min)

$130

$60

Standard Session (45min)

$170

$80

Extended session (60min)

$210

$100

Assessments

Private assessments are charged as a flat fee after the assessment and report have been completed. The fee per assessment is based on the table below. Please note these rates are for privately paying clients only, if the assessment is being funded by an organisation or the NDIS then an hourly rate applies (see below).

Note that the amount charged is significantly lower than the actual value of these assessments. Umbo is a social enterprise dedicated to providing access to allied health services, particularly for people who cannot afford to pay. We use 50% of our profits to subsidise the cost of private assessments to individuals who do not have access to any type of funding source, allowing us to charge significantly less than the value of each assessment.

LEVEL
ASSESSMENT TYPES
FEE PER ASSESSMENT

Level 1 Assessments

Sensory Processing Assessment - regular 
Speech Assessment - regular 
Feeding Assessment
Stuttering Assessment (only)

Amount charged: $240 (due to subsidy)

(Actual value: $387.98)

Level 2 Assessments

Developmental Assessment
Handwriting Assessment
Sensory Processing Assessment - comprehensive
Assessment of Motor Skills
Visual Perception and Motor Coordination Assessment
Home Safety Assessment - regular
Assistive Technology (AT) Assessment - regular
Equipment prescription - regular
Speech & Language Assessment
Voice Assessment
Swallowing (Dysphagia) Assessment
Stuttering Assessment
Speech Assessment - complex 
Mealtime Assessment
Aphasia Assessment
Gender Affirming Voice & Communication Assessment
Literacy Assessment

Amount charged: $450 (due to subsidy)

(Actual value $969.95)

Level 3 Assessments

Functional Assessment - regular
Psychosocial Functional Assessment - regular
Home Safety Assessment - comprehensive
Assistive Technology (AT) Assessment - complex
Minor Home Modifications Assessment - regular
Equipment prescription - complex

Amount charged: $720 (due to subsidy)

(Actual value $1939.90)

Level 4 Assessments

Functional Assessment - complex
Major Home Modifications - complex
Psychosocial Functional Assessment - complex
Housing Assessment (SIL Assessment)

Amount charged: $900 (due to subsidy)

(Actual value $2909.85)

Access Pricing

We are a social enterprise working to improve access to speech and occupational therapy in regional Australia. We are always happy to help families in need where we can. If you do not have access to the NDIS and the cost of private therapy or a private assessment is a significant barrier for you please contact us to find out if we can help.


Organisations

Our organisation rates apply to schools, hospitals, health services, residential aged care providers and Home Care Package (HCP) providers. We invoice separately at these rates for direct time spent working with the client, and indirect time spent preparing notes, materials, writing reports or talking to key workers, teachers, etc.

Session Length
Therapist

A qualified Speech Pathologist or Occupational Therapist

Allied Health Assistant

A therapy assistant working under the supervision of a qualified therapist

Initial consultation (2hrs)

$390

Not applicable

Short Session (30min)

$100

$45

Standard Session (45min)

$145

$65

Extended session (60min)

$195

$90