MBS and wellbeing telehealth support video conferencing 

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Six new Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items have been introduced to enable GPs and non-specialist medical practitioners to provide general mental health support.

Six new Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items have been introduced to enable GPs and non-specialist medical practitioners to provide general mental health and wellbeing support services by video conference to patients in drought-affected areas.

The Department of Health has approved Healthdirect Australia offering Video Call at no charge to GPs and practices wishing to access the new MBS items for mental health via telehealth in drought affected areas.

Healthdirect has recorded a webinar to provide an introduction to Healthdirect Video Call and provide examples of current use in health. The session covers:

  • what is Healthdirect Video Call?
  • nain features and functions
  • examples of use in health
  • support
  • questions and next steps.

To access the webinar, click here

For more information, see the information sheet.