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Number of Medicare-subsidised psychology sessions doubled

Great news in the latest Budget...

The Australian Government has introduced 10 additional Medicare sessions for all Australians due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Service availability is as follows:

  • Additional Better Access face-to-face services (to a total of 20 in a calendar year) are available until 30 June 2022.

  • Additional Better Access telehealth services (to a total of 20 in a calendar year) are available until 31 March 2021.

This is great news and will help a lot of people. GPs are able to provide referrals for sessions 11-20 under a mental health care plan from October 2020.



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