CoVID-19: How therapy is affected
To reduce the risk of transmission of the novel Coronavirus SARS-CoVid-19, Medicare and Private Health Funds have temporarily enabled individuals to engage in therapy via telehealth (video-audio link) and telephone (audio only). For the ease of discussion, we will refer to these consultations as ‘telehealth’ only. Medicare-items for telehealth are rebated at usual rates. Private Health rebates vary depending on the insurance policy and company.
Telehealth consultations are booked as per a typical face-to-face consultation. They may run for 30+ minutes or 50+mins. Medicare-telehealth sessions count towards the rebated sessions available per calendar year, when referred on a mental health care plan.
Face-to-face consultations are still available for healthy individuals. Social distancing and 4sqm of space per person (2m x 2m) applies. At Fleming Psychology, we request all clients use hand-sanitiser upon clinic entry and exit, and do not attend unless they are 100% well. All surfaces contacted by clients are sanitised after each face-to-face consultation to ensure we provide a safe environment for everyone.
If you would like to book an appointment (telehealth or face-to-face) please use the links to contact us to discuss your options.