Getting access to a psychologist if you live in rural or remote parts of Australia can be a challenge. Sometimes your community may have a local psychologist but it is a long drive and it can be difficult to fit everything into a busy day.
Telehealth psychology means that with a valid mental health care plan you can see a psychologist with no gap fees. NDIS clients are able to access mental health with the telehealth arrangement too.
Telehealth is a pretty simple alternative. You organise an appointment time and Dr Mark Sykes will ring you at the arranged time. Simply download the free Zoom app. The appointments are 50 minutes long. For those that work at an office during the day and so you can even have your session in a private place at lunchtime. You can also use a computer or a laptop. If you have poor internet reception then traditional audio phone connection is also available.
THREE STEPS TO GET STARTED
1. SEE YOUR GP
Your GP will give you a mental health care plan.
Show your GP the relevant details by clicking here on your smart phone and your GP will fax the health care plan to Remote Psychology.
2. BOOK A SESSION
Want to organise your first telehealth appointment. You can use the telephone, Zoom or Google Meet.
3. TRACK YOUR PROGRESS
Use our mood tracking reports to see how you are progressing. This can be a great way to meet your goals.