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Access vital telehealth services with private health cover

Private health insurance now covers telehealth services for:

Psychology
Physiotherapy
Speech Pathology
Dietetics
Exercise Physiology

Members can now speak to their specialist in the comfort of their home – over the phone or via video call.

Consumers can still access and be covered for face-to-face consultations with their specialist.

Telehealth is about giving people the choice about seeking treatment at their doctor’s office or at their own home.

Particularly at a time when our mental health is so important, access to psychology services is crucial.

Young people are benefiting greatly from access to telehealth.

Australian Psychological Society (APS) Chief Executive Officer Frances Mirabelli said:

Individual telehealth consultations with psychologists are well supported by the evidence, and we are pleased to see health funds are taking good steps to make sure people are able to continue with their treatment during this particularly difficult time.

Frances Mirabelli

Chief Executive Officer

How it works: Telehealth services in 4 steps

1.

Speak to your specialist about whether
they offer telehealth

2.

Call your health fund to check you’re covered

3.

Set up a time with your specialist to have
your consultation over the phone or via video call

4.

Your health fund covers your appointment fees
as per your policy

Hospital treatment at home

In addition to funding telehealth services, health funds are also offering some hospital treatments in the home. For example, members can choose to have chemotherapy at home. Talk to your health fund directly about how you can access these services.

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