Government support for telehealth services extended by six months as toll continues …
The Federal Government will extend subsidised telehealth sessions for an extra six months, as part of a $2 billion top up to keep protective health measures going.
- The telehealth scheme was due to finish at the end of this month
- More than $600 million was initially set aside for it by the Government in March
- The Prime Minister said the extra money brings the Commonwealth’s investment in coronavirus health responses to $16.5 billion
The additional funding will ensure Medicare-subsidised telehealth for general practitioners, nursing, midwifery, allied health and allied mental health services will continue until 31 March 2021.