More mental health help if you’re affected by coronavirus (COVID-19)

25 August 2020

If you’re impacted by the pandemic, you may be able to get 10 extra Medicare covered mental health sessions.

Who can get them

To get the 10 extra sessions, you must have:

  • a mental health treatment plan
  • used all the existing 10 sessions covered by us in your plan
  • spoken to your GP about accessing the extra sessions.

You also need to be subject to a public health order that either:

  • restricts your movement in your state or territory, issued between 1 July 2020 and 31 March 2021
  • requires you to self isolate or quarantine.

How to get them

If you meet these conditions, ask your GP if you can get the extra sessions.

Where to get more information

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Page last updated: 25 August 2020