Telehealth – Psychologist
Telehealth Psychologist Services
Would you like to consult an Adelaide psychologist using Skype? People in rural and remote Australia with a Mental Health Care Plan from their GP can do their treatment program without travelling to attend at the psychologists offices. You can now access Medicare rebates for provisions of psychology sessions in your own home.
Medicare rebates are only available for sessions held with both a video and audio link, so telephone consultations are not eligible for a rebate under this scheme.
Telehealth Therapy at Rose Park Psychology
Many of our psychologists will offer this service, including psychologist Marie O’Dae who is available to provide telehealth therapy.
Sessions will be charged at our usual Medicare rate, so there will be a gap fee. Please feel free to contact us for more information about fees and to book a session of telehealth therapy.
There are many people who would just prefer to have their consultation over Skype. It may be that severe anxiety prevents you from leaving the house. You can begin a treatment program by Skype or by telephone consults. Other people have an health condition or quite simply just live a long way away.
You can find out if you are living in an eligible geographical area by following this link to DoctorConnect, selecting the “Modified Monash Model” box on the right hand side, entering your address and searching it. You need to be living in one of the MMM regions numbered 4 through 7. Please feel free to contact us if you would like some help checking the eligibility of your residential area.
Booking and Payment for Therapy Sessions
Appointments should be made by ringing our office on (08) 8333 0940. Our receptionist will give you all the information that you need. Payment is made either by you by giving your credit card number over the phone or by making a direct deposit into our bank account.
Questions You May Have
How do I create a videoconferencing link?
You can talk to your psychologist using the Skype videocalling program. Many people are familiar with this technology and it is widely used. You can easily create a video link from your mobile phone, tablet or PC, as long as you have a webcam set up.
Can I access a psychologist using a videoconferencing link if I am not in a remote area?
You can, but you cannot claim the Medicare rebate for your session.
Can I access a psychologist without a Mental Health Care Plan from a GP?
You can, but you cannot claim the Medicare rebate for your session. You can just ring and make an appointment, without even a GP referral. You will be asked to pay by credit card or bank transfer before your session.