In these times of uncertainty and apprehension, you can still access my services as an online Brisbane psychologist.
My telehealth psychological counselling/therapy sessions will help you work towards a healthy state of mind while remaining safe in your home.
Telehealth sessions include over-the-phone appointments and video conferencing sessions.
To guarantee your privacy, I use a secure and encrypted platform called COVIU. This platform is recommended by the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and doesn’t require downloading an app or any complex knowledge of technology.
What you do need is:
As an online Brisbane psychologist, it’s my goal to deliver coronavirus mental health support to my clients as we all adjust to the big shifts in our lifestyles, work and leisure together.
The referral process remains the same as the process for in-person sessions. Visit your GP for a mental health care plan and receive Medicare rebates for up to 10 sessions per year or claim your telehealth sessions through your private health fund.
The Department of Health has indicated that chronic conditions increase individuals’ susceptibility to experiencing complications should they contract COVID-19.
To support the vulnerable population through this time, all patients in the vulnerable category will be automatically bulk billed. For a detailed definition on which conditions fall under the vulnerable category, you can check out this resource from the Department of Health.
If you are in financial distress due to job loss, I can either bulk bill you or reduce my fee so the payable gap is more manageable. This will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
You will still be able to claim the Medicare rebate from our telehealth sessions (or claim via your health fund), just as you would our standard sessions. As mentioned above, if you are in financial distress due to job loss, I am able to either bulk bill you for your sessions or reduce my fee so the payable gap is manageable for you.
I fully understand the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and am committed to offering flexible arrangements so more Australians can maintain a healthy mental state during this time, this includes after hours sessions on weekdays if required.
For a bulk billed telehealth psychologist in Brisbane who will help you take steps towards better mental health, get in touch today. Coronavirus mental health support is just an email away.