Extension of Telehealth Psychology Sessions!
The federal government has announced a $1.1 billion extension to the national COVID-19 health response. As part of this announcement, the Government has indicated it will extend the Medicare funding for allied health telehealth services and care until 30 June 2021 which had been due to finish on March 31st 2021.
We have had confirmation that this extension includes telehealth psychology sessions. This means that with a valid Medicare referral you will continue to be eligible for a Medicare referral for psychology services accessed via Telehealth (video or phone).
If you are seeking a Telehealth session at Essentia Health feel free to call our intake team on 03 9046 8588 or email our intake team at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will assist place you with the most appropriate clinician!
More information about the government’s announcement can be found at: https://www.pm.gov.au/media/over-11-billion-extend-australias-covid-19-health-response