Subsidised Telehealth Sessions extended by 6 months

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.

Key points:

  • 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.

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