TELEHEALTH CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY SESSIONS
Telehealth generally refers to the use of technologies such as video, telephone and email to provide psychological assessment and support.
With the current health crisis and COVID-19 pandemic, the government has approved Medicare rebates for telehealth clinical psychology sessions and funding for an additional 10 sessions until 31st March 2021. All patients require a referral and mental health care plan by a General Practitioner, Psychiatrist or Paediatrician to be eligible for the rebate. Private health insurers, WorkSafe and the Transport Accident Commission are also providing rebates for telehealth clinical psychology sessions.
For the health and wellbeing of patients, staff and their extended networks, Elysia is providing telehealth counselling sessions, via video or telephone. There are no face to face sessions for now, until the health crisis resolves. Video and telephone counselling sessions with Elysia are bulk billed.
Telehealth is a convenient option for patients. You will need to find a private and quiet space where there is adequate lighting and no distractions. You can use a range of devices for the video counselling session including a computer, mobile telephone and tablet.