Telehealth for psychological services commencing November 2017

Broome Psychology and Wellness supports the Telehealth initiative for psychological services. We are available for telephone or videoconferencing with face to face sessions in our rooms in Broome.

Enhanced access to psychological services for rural communities has been welcomed by the Australian Psychological Society (APS), the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF), the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) and the Royal Flying Doctors Service (RFDS).  The Federal Government has recognised the need for professional psychological services in rural communities, which have previously been disadvantaged through distance. The initiative provides Medicare rebatable psychological services via Telehealth for seven out of ten sessions. Three sessions in ten are required to be face to face.

Our vision is for Kimberley communities to have the same benefits and opportunities for health and wellness through up to date professional psychological support as do their urban counterparts.