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We want to help you attend your appointments

We understand that some clients’ health condition means that they are more prone to illnesses. Montrose and other disability providers have worked with the NDIA to ensure this is accounted for in NDIS package values.

If however you are struggling with your health and managing appointments, please speak to your local Service Centre Manager about how we can support you.

If you are having trouble making your appointments for any reason, please contact us so we can work together to avoid future cancellation charges.

What is a short notice cancellation?

A short notice cancellation (or no show) is defined as when there is a failure to provide:

  • Two clear business days’ notice for a support or service which is eight hours or less in duration and less than $1,000
  • Five clear business days’ notice, in all other cases.

Where a cancellation is received with short notice, and we cannot reschedule another client for that appointment, Montrose charges 100% of the associated fee as specified in the NDIS Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits. This includes charges for appointments and any associated travel.

Here’s a handy reminder of how 2 clear business days is calculated and when you need to cancel to avoid charges:

If your appointment is on:                   You need to cancel your appointment by:
Monday                                                            Wednesday COB (5pm)
Tuesday                                                            Thursday COB (5pm)
Wednesday                                                      Friday COB (5pm)
Thursday                                                          Monday COB (5pm)
Friday                                                               Tuesday COB (5pm)

SMS reminders

To help you remember your appointments, we will send you two reminder text messages:

  • Your first reminder SMS will go out 5 days prior. You can reply anytime up until 2 clear business days to cancel and avoid cancellation charges.
  • Your second reminder at 24hrs is a handy reminder for your appointment.

Just let us know if you are not already receiving these notifications as we may need to update your mobile number. Don’t forget, we can often switch appointments to TeleTherapy if you are unable to make it into our centre.

 

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