TeleHealth – Accessing Attuned Psychology From Rural And Remoter Regions in Australia

Attuned Psychology has been delivering therapy via video conferencing (known as telehealth) for some time to remote and rural parts of Australia.

The difficulty for our clients has been the lack of Medicare rebate associated with these services.

From the first of November 2017, up to seven of the ten sessions currently available in a year under Medicare rebatable Mental Health Care Plans will be available via telehealth.

It is often so difficult for people in regional and remote Australia to access the services they need, yet the need for mental health and counselling services is ever growing. The irony is those who do it the toughest sometimes have the most difficulty in accessing the services they need and have to pay more for the services when they can get them..

The intention is for people in rural and remote parts of Australia to have the same access to Psychological services as those in the cities. The Areas that will be able to access these services are areas 4-7 of the Modified Monash Model. A map of these areas may be accessed by clicking here.

Click here to read the Federal Government’s press release in full

For more details contact our friendly reception staff on 08 8361 7008

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