The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) can provide health supports alongside any healthcare services you receive from the public and private health system. Health supports are things people need to manage a range of conditions.
These conditions or health aspects you can get help to manage include continence, respiratory care, nutrition, wound and pressure care, dysphagia, diabetes, podiatry and epilepsy.
The funding is not designed to be comprehensive. If you’re in an emergency situation or recovering from being hospitalised, conventional healthcare providers such as hospitals or Hospital at Home are still expected to help you with these conditions.
These supports may still be covered by state and territory governments and other federal government agencies as they become NDIS-funded services.
More details on NDIS-funded health supports can be found in the Disability-Related Health Supports Operational Guideline or the updated price guide and supports catalogue.
If you’re designing an NDIS plan or updating the one you have, make sure you think about what health you might need from the NDIS going forward.
If you or your supporters have any queries about the NDIS, you can call People with Disability Australia's (PWDA's) Information, Intake and Referral Service on 1800 843 929.