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Providing psychological support during the COVID-19 pandemic

The Federal Government has released temporary Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) item numbers for the provision of telehealth (videoconferencing and phone) consultations.

GPs are not required to bulk bill the new telehealth item numbers, unless the service provided is for Commonwealth concession card holders, children under 16 years and patients who are more vulnerable to COVID-19. 

Access additional information on the new mental health MBS item numbers for telehealth.