NDIS Karratha

Disability Services

Karratha Central Healthcare is proud to be a registered NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) provider, ensuring our clients have access to high quality, multi-disciplinary, disability supports for the lifetime of their individual goals and needs.

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What is the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)?

The NDIS is a national funding scheme implemented by the National Disability Insurance Agency, to support a better life for hundreds of thousands of Australians with a significant and permanent disability, and their families and carers. The scheme provides funding for the lifetime of the participant and their individual goals, to ensure they are able to live a life of accessibility and fulfilment.

Do you need help accessing the NDIS?

Chat to one of our friendly Support Coordinators – Call today on 9144 6900

We’re here to help!

Some of the areas we can support you with your NDIS plan and individual goals are:

Support Coordination

Our Support Coordinators can you help with

  • Understanding your NDIS plan
  • Using your NDIS funds
  • Linking in with the right supports
  • Crisis Support
  • Assistance with Planning
  • Building capacity to manage your own plan and financials

Early Childhood & Adult Therapeutic supports

We have a fantastic Multi-Disciplinary team of clinicians that can support you to achieve your NDIS goals. Some of these goals might be

  • Improving your Choice and Control e.g. training in planning and plan management
  • Improved Daily Activity e.g. therapy aimed at building your capacity to participate
  • Employment e.g. employment related assessment and counselling
  • Improved Health and Well being e.g. exercise advice required due to impact of disability or support with your meal times
  • Improved Home Living e.g. support to obtain/retain appropriate accommodation
  • Improved Lifelong Learning e.g. assistance moving from school to further education
  • Improved Relationships e.g. positive behavioural support strategies to reduce behaviours of concern
  • Increased Social and Community Participation e.g. Individual life skills development and training including public transport training and support, developing skills for community, social and recreational participation.

Who can you work with to achieve these goals?

Psychologist

Our Psychologists support you to improve a range of daily living and coping skills. They might help with

  • anxiety and depression
  • mood and stress-related problems
  • pain management
  • bereavement and grief
  • adjustment and loss
  • assessment of academic skills, intellectual strengths and weaknesses
  • behavioural, emotional and adjustment problems in children and adolescents
  • support for persons/families with developmental disabilities
  • social skills and communication difficulties
  • psychological difficulties related to old age
  • cognitive, social, emotional and behavioural assessments

Physiotherapist

Our Physios help you to achieve your physical therapy goals. They might help with

  • Functional Movement
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Workplace Evaluations
  • Injury Prevention Education

Occupational Therapist

Our OTs support you to develop your functional and community participation skills. They might help with

  • Managing Life Stages, Transition and Supports
  • Development of Daily Living and Life Skills
  • Social & Emotional Skills
  • Sensory Processing
  • Fine and Gross Motor skill development
  • Visual Perception
  • Home modification assessments
  • Equipment prescription
  • Assistive technology
  • Community Access and workplace assessments

Podiatry Services

The Podiatry team provide support with the health of the feet and lower extremities. They might help with

  • Management of nail and skin pathologies (callus, thickened nails, cracked heels)
  • Wound management
  • Assessment and education including the Diabetic foot, peripheral vascular and neuropathic disease
  • Falls prevention
  • Footwear review and advice
  • Ingrown nail treatment and surgery
  • Biomechanical assessment (including Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Pain)

Dietitian

A Dietitian is an expert in diet and nutrition. They can offer help with:

  • Support in changing diet and lifestyle behaviours
  • Weight management
  • Help with Diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2)
  • Sensory Sensitives and Meal time support

Counsellor

A Counsellor can provide help with building your capacity to take even small steps towards achieving your individual goals. They might help with

  • Improving your mental health & Wellbeing
  • Building self confidence and self esteem
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Social Skills and communication difficulties
  • Bereavement and grief
  • Coping with adjustments
  • Accessing the community

Nursing Services

A Nurse may assist with a range of daily living tasks. They can help with

  • Providing training and supervision to carers
  • Assisting in the home or community
  • Support in building independence with mobility, assistive technology and daily medications

Speech Pathologist

A Speech Pathologist can help with difficulties with speaking, listening, understanding language, reading, writing, social skills, stuttering and using voice. They can help with

  • Early language development
  • School-age language
  • Speech sounds, stuttering an motor speech disorders
  • Voice and transgender voice
  • Language disorders (Aphasia)
  • Augmentative and alternative communication
  • Pragmatics and social skills
  • Difficulties with swallowing (Dysphagia)
  • Paediatric feeding

Pricing

KCH is able to provide services to Agency Managed, Plan Managed and Self-Managed NDIS clients.

For a full list of our services and their prices please see below

 NDIA ManagedSelf/Plan Managed
Initial Assessment (1.5 hours)At Hourly RateAt Hourly Rate
Functional AssessmentPer Clinician/Per Hour
(Capped at $1,600)
Per Clinician/Per Hour
(Capped at $1,600)
Psychology$295$175
Physiotherapy$283$175
Occupational Therapy$244$175
Dietetics$244$175
Podiatry$244$175
Speech Pathology$244$175
Counselling$197$150
Nursing$156$120
Support Coordination
Level 1 - Support Connection$75$75
Level 2 - Support Connection$126$126
Community Based Appointments (per hour) Per Clinician/Per Hour + Travel TimePer Clinician/Per Hour + Travel Time
2 Clinicians$300$300
3 Clinicians$45o$450
Report WritingAt clinician hourly rate or part thereofAt clinician hourly rate or part thereof
Resource Development (per hour)$120$120

Getting Started with Karratha Central Healthcare

Ready to take the first step?
  1. Contact our office on 9144 6900 to make an initial appointment with one of our Intake Officers – No Waitlist here!
  2. You will then meet with us to share a little about your journey so far and your goals
  3. From here we will provide recommendations around which of our Therapy team we think would be the best fit, then you decide – Choice and Control! Then we will schedule your appointments to start working towards your goals.
  4. We will then continue to work together to achieve your goals, access the community and build your independence.

Want to access support coordination only? No Worries!

Contact our office on 9144 6900 to speak to one of our Support Coordinators. They will work with you to find the right supports for you!


Would you like to provide feedback or make a complaint?

People with disability have the right to complain about the services they receive. Karratha Central Healthcare does their best to provide quality supports and services to people with disability. However, we also value your feedback to help us understand what is important to people with disability and improve the quality of services we are providing.

If you feel comfortable, please raise your concerns with our Clinical Services Manager, so we can work through these concerns with you.

Name of person: Megan Hickie, Clinical Lead
Phone number: 08 9144 6900
Email: megan@karrathahealthcare.org.au

OR

If you would feel more comfortable talking with someone else, you can contact the NDIS Commission by

Phone: 1800 035 544
Website and completing their complaint form : https://www.ndiscommission.gov.au/about/complaints