Chelsea Psychology is ready for online Telehealth sessions with a direct and secure link available through our practice management system.

 

Here's part of a message from The Australian Psychological Society on 29 March to all Psychologists offering more information about Telehealth sessions. 

"Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a $1.1 billion package to boost Medicare, mental health and domestic violence services during the coronavirus outbreak.

From tomorrow, universal telehealth - including for psychological services - will be available to all Australians.

This means that all Australians will be able to access their psychologist using telehealth during the coronavirus outbreak.

We understand that the items will be made available from tomorrow, and will be in place until 30 September 2020.

This is very welcome news indeed, and follows weeks of intense APS lobbying to Government.

However, while the measures announced today are very welcome and much needed, we believe there is still much more the Government can do to further support psychologists and their clients, and we will continue to lobby government.

In particular, we will continue to lobby the Government to provide more sessions to Australians who have a mental health care plan, by extending the currently available 10 sessions to at least 20 sessions.

We are also asking Government to extend bulk-billing incentives and practice incentives to psychologists, including those who continue to provide face-to-face services to vulnerable Australians during this unprecedented time."