13 December 2021
Additional MBS subsidised mental health support through the COVID-19 pandemic to psychiatrists, psychologists and GPs will be extended to December 2022.
The Morrison Government is continuing its commitment to mental health and suicide prevention, extending support for Australians in need of mental health care to access more support.
The additional MBS subsidised mental health support which has been available through the COVID-19 pandemic to psychiatrists, psychologists and GPs will be extended to December 2022.
This investment has already helped thousands of Australians access mental health services, doubling the number of individual Medicare subsidised psychological sessions each year under the Better Access scheme – up to 20 sessions.
Better Access is also available to aged care residents, helping those residents in need of mental health care to also access up to 20 individual Medicare subsidised sessions a year.