Bushfire health professionals

Health professionals wanting to find out more about the MBS items and who is eligible, refer to the MBS Online factsheet by clicking here.

Better Access Bushfire Recovery Telehealth Initiative

The Bushfire Recovery and telehealth Medicare items will apply to all Australians, including children, young people, adults, seniors, and frontline emergency personnel who were residents of, working in, or visiting a bushfire affected region.

The expanded telehealth initiative will allow people in rural and remote areas affected by bushfires to receive Medicare rebated counselling and psychological support through video telehealth services. This will also allow eligible GPs to deliver mental health and wellbeing support via telehealth.

Resources for health professionals

Page last updated 13 January 2022