Better Access Pandemic Support measure

The Australian Government has introduced additional Medicare items to support the response to COVID-19.

Until 30 June 2022, the number of psychological therapy services that clients can access under the Better Access initiative has been increased from 10 to 20 sessions per calendar year.

Furthermore, until 31 March 2021, Better Access items will be expanded to include telehealth video and phone consultations.

For more information, please read the MBS factsheet for practitioners developed by the Department of Health.

Further information for clients regarding COVID-19 and Medicare funded psychology services is available on the Australian Psychological Society website.

Safety Plan

Daniel has developed a COVID-19 Safety Plan to support the private practice’s adaption and response to COVID-19. The Safety Plan aligns with the ACT Government’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan.

Stage 3 restrictions are currently in place. Please click on the button below to familiarise yourself with the Safety Plan, and check back in regularly for any changes.

Additional Resources

The Australian Psychology Society has developed a range of information sheets to support mental health in relation to COVID-19.