How To Make A Referral

The Whole Child provides occupational therapy services and GAPS consultations for children and families.

  • Parents and carers may refer their child by contacting us directly.
  • Families with Helping Children With Autism packages can self-refer by contacting us.
  • Families with Better Start  packages can self-refer by contacting us.
  • Paediactricians, doctors and other health professionals are welcome to send direct referrals with parent/carer consent.  For children with more complex needs Medicare referrals may be possible under a Medicare care plan with the GP.
  • Teachers, guidance officers, learning support teachers and other educational professionals are welcome to make referrals with consent of parents and carers.  A GP referral may still be needed if the client is eligible for Medicare rebates.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients on the Atherton Tablelands can access The Whole Child Therapy Services by seeing their GP for a Medicare referral.  These bulk-billed services are subsidised by CheckUp