Mental health support for Australians affected by the 2019–20 bushfires
The Government has provided additional funding for up to 10 psychology sessions in a calendar year to anyone affected by the 2019-20 fires.
Ordinarily, people would need to have a GP mental health treatment plan and a diagnosed mental health condition, however, the Government has removed these restrictions for the new Medicare Bushfire Recovery items.
For those experiencing financial difficulties, these Medicare Bushfire Recovery Items will be provided as a Bulk-billed service at The Psychology Suite.
For individuals who currently access services under a mental health treatment plan and were directly affected by the bushfires, they will be able to access an additional 10 sessions in the calendar year.