Better Access Pandemic Support measure
The Australian Government has introduced additional Medicare items to support the response to COVID-19. Psychological therapy services have been temporarily expanded to include telehealth video and phone consultation until 31 December 2021, and the number of psychological therapy services that clients can access under the Better Access initiative per calendar year has been increased from 10 to 20 sessions until 30 June 2022.
Further information for referring doctors is available here: MBS factsheet for practitioners
Further information for clients is available on the Australian Psychological Society website.
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. Click the link below for further information.
The Australian Psychology Society has developed a range of information sheets to support mental health in relation to COVID-19.